Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State became the butt of Twitter jokes on Wednesday after pictures of him sleeping at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York went viral.
The 59-year-old dozed off while President Muhammadu Buhari delivered his address at the General Debate of the General Assembly on Tuesday.
He, however, woke up on time to cheer the President after his speech.
Twitter users didn’t pass the opportunity to take a dig at Obaseki, who sat behind the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Godffrey Onyeama, and others while Buhari spoke.
— Modebolanle (@modebolanle) September 26, 2018
This is Obaseki at page 6 of 10.
When your president turned a speech into reading from a book, then you will be sleepy! 😩😩😂😂 pic.twitter.com/PIQ0foqU0v
— Adetutu Balogun (@Tutsy22) 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
Governor Obaseki has broken the record by Jaja Wachukwu (Nigeria’s first ambassador to the UN) who slept during plenary in 1960. pic.twitter.com/zv2Kw8QTrh
— Kelvin. Igwe (Esq.) (@IgweOfficial) September 26, 2018
Sleeping and yawning like the party that brought him into power.. This is Edo state Governor. Mr obaseki sleeping in the ongoing UNGA… pic.twitter.com/i5Q5VBFkzD
— Loveth George (@LovethGeorge5) September 26, 2018
OBASEKI: “Your Excellency Sir, that was a brilliant speech.”
BUHARI: ” Obaseki why?
You that was sleeping. Can you tell me one thing I said? .” pic.twitter.com/9FqLKn2Lfx
— Oladayo (@Oladayojibril) September 26, 2018
You guys should free Obaseki. It’s like you underrate the torture of enduring a 30-minute Buhari speech pic.twitter.com/S3G5vUH7US
— The Son of Man (@olufemisp) September 26, 2018
AT THE ONGOING UNITED NATIONS GENERAL ASSEMBLY, NEW YORK, USA.
EDO STATE APC GOVERNOR, MR. GOODWIN OBASEKI , DOING “Oba gha to’kpe re e”
“Ise e” 😬😬😬😬😬😬😁😁😁 pic.twitter.com/MPyjb1BirM
— Mazi Ifeanyichukwu (@chosenone107) September 26, 2018
Godwin Obaseki be like i cannot coman kill my self 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/OwAkV1Cetm
— Moroco (@ibrahimu14) September 26, 2018
Gov. Obaseki snoring while PMB was delivering his speech at the UN General Assembly. pic.twitter.com/UF4scpGeIR
— St. Oracle🇳🇬🇳🇬 (@call_me_oracle) September 26, 2018