Edo State Government has risen in defence of their Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, who spent ample time sleeping and yawning while the United Nations’ conference was on-going in New York, United States of America.
Obaseki was part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s delegation. Incidentally, it was while Buhari was speaking that Obaseki chose to sleep; yawning intermittently.
Hear his media aide, Crusoe Osagie: “Our attention has been drawn to a mischievous campaign designed to smear the image of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Governor Obaseki.
“The disparagers have populated the internet with photographs of the governor when he momentarily succumbed to fatigue after a long flight, preceded by a chaotic itinerary in Edo State before heading to New York for the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, in the United States of America.
“The idle hands and mischievous minds behind the smear campaign against governor Obaseki are clearly not people to be taken seriously.”
Blaming the governor’s ‘indiscretion’ on heavy work load, he added that, “we have never portrayed him as a machine.”