Last week, STYLE singled out some fashion-conscious incumbent state governors. This week, it is looking at some past governors who are still holding the fort, style-wise.
The former Cross-River State governor, Donald Duke, can be said to be the definition of the word ‘dapper’. His sense of fashion remains as stylish and simple as ever.
Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu
Billionaire businessman and politician, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, popularly called the ‘Abia lion,’ is a man of style. The former Abia State governor, who now appears more in the boardroom than at political rallies dressed in luxury signature navy blue suit and red tie, no doubt, is a fashion buff.
Former Rivers State governor, now Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, is a man whose style speaks of class and panache. Amaechi, who was once spotted in an expensive- looking Louis Vuitton blazer at Ruth Osime’s 50th birthday party, seems to be currently favouring the oil-rich state’s traditional style.
Chief Adebayo Alao-Akala
Former governor of Oyo State, Chief Adebayo Alao -Akala, is no doubt an over-the-top fashionable man. Known for his exquisite fashion sense and his love for solid gold rings, bracelets and neck chain, the former Oyato governor has really got swag!
Chief Gbenga Daniel
Fondly referred to as OGD or Ogidi omo, the former governor of Ogun State has a fashion swag. In his signature crispy white agbada worn with a smile that could literally light up a dark room, Ogidi Omo, even at his age, still gets it!
Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu
The Jagaban of Borgu and Asiwaju of Lagos, Senator Bola Tinubu, is an epitome of style. The highly respected politician has his initials emblazoned on all his traditional caps.
Senator (Chief) Godswill Akpabio
Former governor of Akwa Ibom State and Senate minority leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, while in office favored navy blue suit, red tie and red pocket handkerchief. Now a senator, he dazzles at the hallowed chamber with colourful Akwa Ibom attire and staff.
Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola
The former number one citizen of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, fondly referred to as Oyin ni o!, is also one stylish man to keep up with. Always garbed in traditional attire, the Okuku Prince deserves two thumbs up for giving fashion its due whenever he steps out.