Just In: Edo State: Gov Obaseki, His Deputy, Sworn-In for Second Term

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Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu have taken the oath of office for the second term in office.

The Swearing-in ceremony which took place at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, the state capital, on Thursday had in attendance governors of the Peoples Democratic Party including Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State.

Also present at the event are PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, with some other party officials while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was represented by a government official.

In his speech during the inauguration after the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Esther Edigin, administered the Oath of Office on him and his deputy around 12 noon, Obaseki promised to consolidate on his first-term achievements.

He said, “We will also rapidly develop our critical energy, housing, digital and road Infrastructure, which provides a framework to drive inclusive growth as well as build the economy and drive industrialization, trade, and investment, to solidify our state’s status as the choice investment destination in the country.

“We will preserve the environment and public utilities, to make our state more functional and adapt to the challenges of climate change and rural-urban migration. Our major drive will be the clean and green Edo initiative and sustaining our campaign to plant trees and restore the forest.”

Obaseki, the incumbent governor had defeated his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu during the last governorship election in the state.

Governor Obaseki was the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, had defeated Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress, PAC.

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