Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, have been sworn in for second term in office.
Obaseki and Shaibu took their oath of office on Thursday at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.
The low key inauguration is being attended by chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the party’s National Chairman, Uche Secondus.
Governors elected on the platform of the PDP including Dr. Ifeanyi Okowa (Delta), Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Duoye Diri (Bayelsa) are in attendance at the ceremony.
Obaseki and his deputy, Shaibu, were re-elected for another four years in the September 19 governorship election in Edo State on the PDP platform.
Governor 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 wrangling.
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.”