The Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu have taken the oath of office for a second term while promising to transform the state into a digital economy by 2025.
Obaseki signed the oath certificate at exactly 12noon on Thursday, November 12, in Benin City, the state capital.
There was a parade of honour by officers and men of the Edo State Police Command while the certificate was been presented to the Governor by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Esther Edigin.
Elated Gov. Obaseki returned cheers to his teeming supporters who thronged the venue to felicitate with their Governor.
Dignitaries in attendance include governors of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State; among others.
PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus was also present at the event with some other leaders of the party.
Governor Obaseki was returned elected after polling the highest number of votes in the fiercely contested poll conducted on Saturday, September 20.
The governor secured 307,955 of the total votes, 84,336 more votes than his closest rival Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who got 223, 619 votes.