Why Governor Obaseki was Sleeping During UN General Assembly
The Edo State Government has reacted to pictures making waves on the internet of governor, Godwin Obaseki sleeping during President Buhari’s speech at the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday.
In a statement signed by the special adviser to the governor on media and communication strategy, Crusoe Osagie said Governor Obaseki experienced fatigue and exhaustion which all humans are vulnerable to.
Osagie also noted that the internet is filled with photograph of world leaders who have succumbed to sleep during important events.
Read his statement below:
“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.”
He further highlighted the governor’s work schedule prior to the trip, Mr Osagie said despite Mr Obaseki’s rare work culture, unmatched by his peers, “we have never portrayed him as a machine.