Edo State governor, Godiwn Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu have been sworn-in for a second term in office.
They were sworn-in at about 12 noon at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, the Edo State capital where the inauguration took place.
No fewer than four other governors witnessed the inauguration.
Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) including Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State were present at the inauguration.
The PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, was also present at the event with some other party officials while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented by a government official was also in attendance.
Obaseki had defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress (APC) after he was denied the ruling party’s ticket in the primary election due to intra-party wrangling.
He later defeated the APC candidate in the September 19, 2020 Governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, for a second term.
Governor Obaseki was returned elected after polling the highest number of votes in the keenly-contested poll conducted on Saturday, September 19.
The governor secured 307,955 of the total votes, 84,336 more votes than his closest rival Ize-Iyamu, who got 223, 619 votes.
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