The first time I saw this article, I chuckled, then I laughed but all the same I loved it. We care so much for what everyone else is wearing and forget to give our politicians a few tips on what to wear to where. Well here is a good one from Omondi Okumu. He is quite the political analyst; so if you take interest in politics you might want to follow up on his Facebook posts. Meanwhile, enjoy this one and if you have a relative planning to ask for my vote, they better abide by this first. Enjoy.
“Political garments are necessary just like other professional garments. In the modern day , garments combine with speech to sell a politician. Apparels like suit and ‘agbada’ have come along way with politics. They have remained with us and they will go forward in our absence as long politics subsists and exists.
It’s prudent and tactful for politicians to observe the following dress code:
1)..During Political Rallies
Political rallies come with heavy movements and commotion and it’s therefore imperative that a politician should clad in ‘kitenge’ that matches party uniform or if not , he should be in free garments ; kitenge make or even hanging shirts.
Why is it necessary to observe such during political rallies? Last week suppose Hon. Kaluma was dressed in an official attire accompanied by a neck tie , he would have been hanged using his tie. Security measures come with attire too.
Sad and tough occasions like funerals require a politician to clad in ‘agbada’ .By this I mean Nigerian attire. It brings the element of mourning in the African concept. One cannot dress in a suit in a foreign funeral. Funerals aren’t times to demonstrate sharpness. Such occasions are meant to amalgamate in the interest of fraternity and brotherhood.
3)..During Official business in parliament or talkshows
Ever since the invention of parliament as a house of debate , suits have been recognised as the official attire. The logic guiding such is anchored on professional presentation and attention .Suits make one a gentle man or a lady not the antonym.
Talkshows are also arenas of serious business where a joker and worker can be distinguished. It’s horrible to clad in a kanzu or hanging shirt during a talkshow.
AMBASSADOR OMONDI OKUMU HSC , OGW
THE AUTHORITY POLYMATH
AMBASSADOR OF KENYA TO NOWHERE
CHIEF OF SINNERS
GUEST OF NOMA
AUTHOR OF ‘ THIS, THAT AND THOSE ‘ &
THE POEM ‘ NO MORE PATRIOTIC CITIZENS ‘.”
I have no idea what all the titles are about (hahaha), I hope you had a happy time reading it too.