The story just emerged of how security operatives on Sunday, August 27th, embarrassed Betsy Obaseki, the Edo State Governor’s wife, when she arrived at the Horatio Marquee, venue of a party to celebrate the 32nd anniversary of the creation of the State.
Impeccable sources divulged that the easygoing Betsy had arrived with a small retinue of friends and aides at the entrance of the Horatio Marquee Event Centre to join other dignitaries and invited guests for the party slated for the place just some hours after the Thanksgiving programme held inside the state Government House witnessed a funny scenario where Governor Obaseki’s protocol officials prevented his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu from interacting with the governor.
Popular News gathered that as she and her entourage got to the entrance of the venue the security details manning the gate, in the wake of the ugly incident that occurred earlier inside the Government House, moved to stop the group from gaining access to the place mistaking them for “unwanted persons.”
It took a minute or two for the securitymen to clear the embarrassed persons, apologise profusely for the mixup and allow them to enter the venue of the shindig.
The import of the mild drama was not lost on onlookers who expressed anger at what played out in that split moment even as they silently prayed that the political power play playing out in the acclaimed heartbeat state is resolved in record time.