Obaseki reacts to embarrassing viral video of him


The viral video of Gov. Godwin Obaseki in anger mode has drawn his comment.

The embarrassing video captured the moment Obaseki was having problem with someone at an event of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, with his conduct sparking reactions online that he has anger issues.

The governor in a statement his Chief of Staff, Osaigbovo Iyoha released said the intent of the purveyors of the video was malicious and should be disregarded.

The statement read in part, “The desperation of detractors of Edo State Governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, is manifest, yet again, with the circulation of an old video of a primary election in Akwa Ibom State and mischievously captioning and passing it off as an altercation involving the governor.

“It must be stated that the intent of the purveyors of the video is patently malicious as it is obvious that the man who is wrongly identified as Governor Obaseki in the said video bears no resemblance to the governor.

“Findings have revealed that the video captured two prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party in a hot exchange at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium during the PDP primary election in 2015.

 “This development once again points to the grave consequences of fake news and alternative facts, which mischief-makers exploit to cause misinformation and public apathy.”

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