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I am a political scientist by training but at heart I am a change maker with an insatiable drive to correct the injustices that plague Nigeria.
 
 

Thursday, November 25, 2010

One of Nigeria's "Esteemed" Leaders: Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon

One of Nigeria's "Esteemed" Leaders: Hon. Patrick Obahiagbon
In reference to the interview granted the Sahara Reporter Kayode Ogundamisi http://fb.me/LVEb8AlI

When I initially viewed this video I thought that Patrick Obahiagbon was competing in a vocabulary contest. While my initial comment is meant to be tongue in cheek, there is nothing funny about how a political figure is spending time trying to alienate the people that he is supposed to lead through pretending he is an English man (by the way he would make one hell of a poor English man).

Obahiagbon states that one of his achievements is "To use Parliament as a Voice for the Voiceless."* Obhaiagbon is a bigot. His language and grammatical choices alone show that he does not advocate for those who are unable to advocate for themselves.

I ask you "Honorable" Obhaiagbon...What have you done to bring a voice for the voiceless ? What have you done to decrease the number of families living in poverty? What have you done to advocate for those that are unable to advocate for themselves?

In order to liberate our nation we need leaders that aren't afraid to stand up to those who are misusing power. We need leaders who always put the needs of their constituencies first regardless of the outcome. We need leaders whose sole mission in office is to better the lives of the people they serve.



 I thought the sign of a true leader was someone who can relate with and communicate amongst the people that he serves. I would not place Patrick Obahiagbon into this category. Just one question...is this the man to lead us and the people of Edo state in his constituency to a better Nigeria...you be the judge.
* http://www.nassnig.org/nass2/portfolio/profile.php?id=hon.patrick.obahiagbon