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Governor Godwin Obaseki has been inaugurated for the second term in office as the governor of Edo State. He was sworn in on Thursday alongside his deputy Philip Shaibu. The event was held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City and was graced by important personalities from all walks of life.

No fewer than four other governors witnessed the inauguration. Governors of the Peoples Democratic Party including Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State.

PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, was also present at the event with some other party officials while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who was represented.

Governor 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.

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, were also at the event represented by the Minister of Health Osagie Ehanire and a political aide, respectively. At exactly 12:15 pm, the governor and his deputy were sworn in by the State Chief Judge, Justice Esther Edighen.

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