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Obaseki takes oath of office as Edo governor

12 November 2016, 14:58

Benin - Godwin Obaseki of Edo on Saturday in Benin took an oath of office succeeding former Gov. Adams Oshiomhole.

Obaseki took an oath of office at about 12:30 p.m. administered by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Cronwel Idahosa.

Similarly, Obaseki’s Deputy, Mr Philip Shaibu took an oath of office at about 12:00 noon, thereby succeeding Dr Pius Odubu as the state’s new deputy governor.

The former governor, Oshiomhole presented the handing over note to Obaseki on Friday night.

Also read: Oshiomhole passes handover notes to Obaseki

Oshiomhole expressed hope that Obaseki would continue with the development strides his government had achieved in the past eight years.

Obaseki, All Progressives Congress Candidate (APC), on Sept. 28, won the governorship election by defeating his closest rival and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Candidate, Mr Osagie Ize-Iyamu.

Present at the ceremony was billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote, Chairman of UBA Tony Elumelu among others.


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