Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, and Philip Shibu, his deputy, were sworn in for a second term, The PUNCH reported.
The oath was taken at about noon by the chief judge of the state, Judge Esther Edigin.
Attending the inauguration Thursday at the tennis court of Samuel Ogbemoudia Stadium, Benin City, the governors of the People’s Democratic Party including Niesom Vike of Rivers State, Aminu Tambuval of Sokoto State, Ifeani Okova of Delta State and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State …
NDP national president Uche Secundus also attended the event with other party officials, and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was represented by a government official.
Obaseki joined the PDP from the All-Progressive Congress after being denied a pass from the ruling party to the primary due to internal party disputes.
He later defeated the APC nominee in the September 19, 2020 governor election, Osagi Ize-Iyamu, who was re-elected as governor of the state.
Speaking at the inauguration, Obaseki promised to consolidate his achievements in the first term.
He said: “We will also rapidly develop our critical energy, housing, digital and road infrastructure, which provides a framework to stimulate inclusive growth, as well as to build an economy and spur industrialization, trade and investment in order to consolidate our nation’s status as a destination of choice. for investment in the country.
“We will preserve the environment and public services to make our state more functional and adapt to the challenges of climate change and rural-to-urban migration. Our main motivation will be the Edo Clean & Environment Initiative and support for our tree planting and reforestation campaign. “