Fashion and politics are two seemingly unrelated subjects and yet, it can be argued that they are deeply intertwined, which is why most politicians today have been able to transcend far beyond their functional duties and now using fashion as a branding tool for political agendas.
The 2015 general election has been one of the most talked about event in Africa and in the World at large, the candidates running for various the offices from the two leading parties PDP and APC have been doing (or have done) everything humanly possible including their fashion statements and appearance to pass a message across to the masses on the need why they deserve a chance or a second chance.
Various parties have embarked on rigorous campaign for the 2015 elections so we decided to focus on style of the icons.
We bring you the top five stylish politicians running for office.
To some he is called AMBO, while to others he is the Gubernatorial flag bearer for APC for the 2015 general election which is taking place on the 28th April, 2015. The foundational rule of Akinwunmi Ambode’s style is to keep his wardrobe simple with finely made suits, a crisp shirt and pale blue or red tie, or he can decide to rock the casual look or the traditional look to project and promote their cultural heritage.
Popularly known as JK the pharmacist or better still the PDP Gubernatorial candidate for Lagos State. If only administering drugs with a charming smile and well fitted suit or starched traditional wear could win elections, Jimi Agbaje would have been the Executive Governor of the center of excellence, but we know good looks don’t win an election.
But being presentable goes a long way in making it a reality. And based on that, The 57-year-old sure doesn’t skimp on his suits, which fit him well enough to lay a beat-down on the tall, dark, and handsome Jimi Agbaje.
The Takeaway: No matter how… conservative your color choices, a precise tie knot has subliminal power with the people.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi, is rated as one of the high performing governors in the South West, a ratiing which is also evident in his fashion taste and style.
The All Progressive Congress governor, who is on the last lap of his first term is seeking re-election for another term has been able to strike a delicate balance in looking sharp which means looking serious but yet approachable as a current Governor and an aspiring one.
Senator of Lagos State Oluremi Tinubu is one of the most stylish and glamorous women in Nigerian politics today. Be it as the first lady of the Center of Excellence or as the Senator of the same State in question, Oluremi’s style has remained consistently impeccable. Her wardrobe can be best described as functional, energetic and bright.
Gone are the days when actors and actresses were segregated to the movie screens alone, Desmond Elliot joined the leagues of reputable actors Richard Mofe Damijo, Toney One Week e.t.c. who delved into politics and is running for the post of Senator of Lagos State, Surulere Constituency under the umbrella of the APC.
Nollywood, handsome, and self-assured, Desmond Olusola Elliot is surely a style icon. Favouring classic tailoring with a twist from designers, He is never too dressed up or down. Desmond’s relaxed but put-together fashion sense earns him a spot amongst the most stylish politicians contesting in the 2015 general election.