Edo State: Obaseki, deputy sworn-in for second term

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, have been sworn in for a second term in office.

The inauguration event was held at Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City, the state capital.

Speaking shortly, after the swearing-in, Gov. Obaseki appreciated the electorates and promised not to betray the confidence in him.

He appealed to the people to pay tax as at when due so that the government can do more.

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Gov. Obaseki promised that before 2025 the state would develop its digital economy and government that will meet the aspirations of the people.

Among dignitaries in attendance include governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State; Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State among others.

Also, the PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus is present at the event with some other leaders of the party.

Governor Obaseki was returned elected after polling the highest number of votes in the keenly-contested poll conducted on Saturday, September 20.

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