Obaseki sworn-in as governor for second term

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Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has been sworn-in for a second term in office.

The Oath of Office was administered to him as well as his deputy, Philip Shaibu by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Esther Edigin on Thursday.

Obaseki had defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress after he was denied the ruling party’s ticket in the primary election due to intra-party squabbles.

Speaking at the inauguration, 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.”

The event that took place at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin, the state capital, had in attendance PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus and  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.

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The incumbent governor had defeated his closest rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the last governorship election in the state.


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