Long time readers of Nigerian Curiosity will know that I have a fascination with Patrick Obahiagbon. Although I have been chided for giving Obahiagbon attention, the fact is he has not been featured here since 2008 and the time has come for him to be a focus once again. He is a member of Nigeria's House of Representatives and frankly one of the most interesting politicians in the entire country. The reason for this is his manner of speaking which has earned him many nicknames such as the House of Assembly Parrot, the Big Grammar Speaker and a host of other colorful appellations.
If you do not already have a dictionary handy, or blogger Waffarian on standby (she previously transcribed an interview given by Obahiagbon, God bless her), please endeavor to do so, because the following video is indecipherable without one. Frankly, the following video is indecipherable with either a dictionary or translator. Watch at your own risk.
I unfortunately cannot tell you what Obahiagbon is saying in this interview but must confess that it gave me an opportunity to laugh and in these days when there is nothing funny about Nigerian politics and the state of the nation, such laughter was welcome.
If you or anyone you know could possibly decipher what Obahiagbon said, please send me a transcript.
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