Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu have been sworn in for a second term in office.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the duo was sworn in on Thursday at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, after the expiration of their first term in office on Wednesday. The Chief Judge of the State, Justice Esther Edigin, administered the Oath of Office on Obaseki and his deputy around 12 noon.
Obaseki had defeated the APC candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to be re-elected governor of the state.
Present at the ceremony were Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State. Others were the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Uche Secondus, PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, and some party chieftains.
It was learned that President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo were represented by a government official at the event.
Speaking after he was inaugurated, Governor Obaseki promised to continue to work for the development of the state and consolidate on his first-term achievements.
He also vowed to develop the state’s critical energy, housing, digital, and road Infrastructure, which will drive trade and investment as well as build the state’s economy. Obaseki promised to preserve the environment and public utilities, to make Edo more functional and adapt to the challenges of climate change and rural-urban migration.