Photos of the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki had circulated Wednesday morning, showing him asleep during the UN General Assembly.
Obaseki had been sleeping while President Muhammadu Buhari was delivering his address.
Premium Times reports that the Edo State Government has released a statement, signed by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, describing the photos as a smear campaign.
“We have never portrayed him as a machine,” Osagie said.
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.
Photo Credit: Emmanuel Ikodor, Today New Africa