Truth be told, his answer got me more confused, lol. Patrick Obahiagbon, the Chief of Staff to the Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole, in a recent interview addressed his controversial way of speaking and why he chooses to speak that way.
those who opine that my idiolect is advertently obfuscative. No no no,
it’s just that I am in my elements when the colloquy has to do with the
pax nigeriana of our dreams and one necessarily needs to fulminate
against the alcibiadian modus vivendi of our prebendal political class.
very warmly and in an atmosphere of camaraderie, stripped of my
confutational habiliment and gladiatorial homilies. I am a very
peaceful, calm, level-headed and celestially attuned soul personality.
I interfaced with my wife on matters of the heart had to be in plain
Caeser’s language and you can decipher why that had to be so. The matter
in view did not permit itself of sphinxian conundrum.
remember the exact words I used. We had a relationship for ten years
before we got married. We’re looking at close to 20 years ago.
myself in the palatable arms of Morpheus because people have deprived
themselves of the cultivation of the regime of the mental magnitude? I
read all the farrago of baloneys and vacuous bunkum from pepper soup
objurgators. The spirit of animadversion remains their fundamental human
right. It also remains an indubitable fact that I get millions and
millions of requests daily from people all over the world requesting for
my verbal mentorship which positive cosmopolitan reactions have
assisted my equipoise and righteous sense of pachydermatous garb. I
cannot put my nose to the grindstone daily and expect to be understood
by those luxuriating in a modus vivendi, verging on pepper souping, goat heading, suyaing, big stouting and isiewulising.
Has a philosophical wag not once pontificated that things of the spirit
are spiritually discerned and that it takes the deep to call the deep?
We will speak more on this matter of critiques and chichi dodo another day.
perfectly just the same way you understand me now though, I must admit
that it depends on the issues on the piazza.
me a teaser which stated that good orators had ruled the world and you
must have to be a feisty orator if you must rule the world. As an
impressionable young man, I alacritously threw myself into the whirligig
of improving my usage of words by amassing new words on a daily basis.
brother and I pray to God using any word that pops up. May I posit that
the key points in prayers are your sincerity, purity of heart, walking
within the compass and to what extent are you ready and worthy of
receiving the benediction of the cosmic and the cosmic masters because
as we say in mysticism- “when the students are ready, the masters would
seventy per cent of humanity don’t know how to pray but that is a matter
for another day.
Yaweh, The Great Grand Architect of the Universe, The Cosmic Host and
several other names known alone to heirophants but which names are so
ineffable for me to mention here.
It was my own audacious statement to remonstrate against the pervasive
tendency of Nigerians especially our youths that took to the practice of
putting on trousers exposing their lower anatomical contours and I will
do it over and over again.
given that a thought, but there is a young man in one of our
universities who travelled all the way to meet me in Benin. His doctoral
thesis is on “Obahiagbonism as a style of language.”
vaudeville of dictionaries from Websters to Funk and Wagnalls, from
Cambridge to Oxford dictionaries, from Black’s Law Dictionary to Encarta
and from Encyclopedia Britannica to Foreignisms, etcetera. I developed
my corpus of vocabulary by reading omnivorously. I have also spent
nothing less than an hour daily on my dictionary for over twenty years.
So, whereas the dictionary for most people is a mere occasional
reference point, it is for, me a vade-mecum. It may also interest you to
know that there is much to learn from our daily newspapers.
that comes with reading omnivorously. You cannot but pick these words
here and there if you have an audacious reading culture.
petition the celestial choir and cosmic hosts to give them the gift of
kissing the hybla bee.