The Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki has been administered the oath of office as governor for the second term in office.
The event took place at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, marked the inauguration of the governor and his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu.
The State Government had announced that the event will be attended by 750 persons due to the adherence to COVID-19 guidelines still had in attendance notable personalities from the All Progressives Congress and People’s Democratic Party.
Among the attendees were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who was represented by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Niger Delta Affairs, Edobor Iyamu and Governors of Sokoto, Delta, Rivers and Bayelsa States, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa, Nyesom Wike and Duoye Diri respectively.
Others present are Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire; Vice Chairman of PDP South-south, Chief Dan Orbih; former Minister of Works, Mike Onolememe; Speaker Edo State House of Assembly (EDHA), Marcus Onobu; Chief Judge of Edo State, Esther Edigin and the Commissioner of Police Edo State, Johnson Kokumo, among others.
Governor Obaseki was returned elected after polling the highest number of votes in the keenly-contested poll conducted on Saturday, September 20.
The governor secured 307,955 of the total votes, 84,336 more votes than his closest rival Ize-Iyamu, who got 223, 619 votes.