The Edo State Government has reacted to pictures showing Governor Godwin Obaseki sleeping while President Muhammadu Buhari was giving his speech at the United Nation’s conference in New York.
A statement signed by the special adviser to the governor on media and communication strategy, Crusoe Osagie, says the governor was experiencing exhaustion and fatigue which all humans are susceptible to.
“Our attention has been drawn to a mischievous campaign designed to smear the image of the Edo State Governor, Mr. 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.”