Edo stete governor, Godwin Obaseki has attracted serious backlashing after photos of him sleeping while President Muhammadu Buhari gave his address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, September 25th, emerged online.
Obaseki, who is on the entourage of the president to the 73rd session of the UNGA holding in New York, slept off right in public glare.
In a statement by his media aide, Crusoe Osagie, the governor only ‘succumbed to fatigue’ after very long hours of flight. The debunked any attempt to malign the governor, saying that governor wouldn’t be the first.
“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.”
Well, here’s what Nigerians said about the governor dosing off
Gov Obaseki of Edo state sleeping at UN meeting… Tell me are these guys fit to rule us? Just see how other countries reps are serious and keen in learning and understanding the new world dimensional rules. If na to cheat for election @inecnigeria n @OfficialAPCNg go pass gan! pic.twitter.com/Rkw0oe94Bc
— Lawrencez (@lawrenzez) September 26, 2018
Sleeping Governor Obaseki, sleeping president, sleeping APC, sleeping country, sleeping economy….
— OBI 1 (@obieducation1) September 26, 2018
— God Bless Shantel (@SweetShantel) September 26, 2018
While President Buhari was delivering a very Boring and uninspiring speech at the UN general assembly, Governor Godwin Obaseki was sleeping and signing some MOU's in his Dreams in far away Botswana. pic.twitter.com/FeveppVRWt
— Pharez Okpere (@pharez_okpere) September 26, 2018
IMAGINE MY GOVERNOR OBASEKI. CONSPICUOUSLY SLEEPING AT UN ASSEMBLY LIKE MUGABE. SHAME
— LABOGHINI (@LABOGHINI1) September 26, 2018
Kai APC and inconclusive sleep.
While Akange was busy sleeping at New Castle lounge, Obaseki was busy sleeping at UN General Assembly
— Dan Mashin (@dan_mashin) September 26, 2018
Exportation of disgraceful conduct to the UN General Assembly by @MBuhari: the sleeping Governor of Edo State, Obaseki who had no business being there over and above professional diplomats. pic.twitter.com/uM2LNUC48D
— Ekpenyong Ntekim (@ekpenyongntekim) September 26, 2018