BREAKING: Obaseki, Shaibu Sworn-In For Second Term In Edo

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Obaseki and Shaibu

The Chief Judge of Edo State, Justice Esther Edigin, has sworn-in Godwin Obaseki and Philip Shaibu for a second term as Governor and Deputy Governor respectively.

The duo was inaugurated Thursday in a ceremony held at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City.

Prominent personalities that attended the event include Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike; Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa; and Bayelsa State Governor, Duoye Diri.

The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus also graced the occasion alongside other party leaders.

Speaking at the event, Obaseki vowed to consolidate on the achievements recorded in his first term in office.

“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 industrialisation, 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,” Obaseki said.

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