Ifeanyi Okowa and his deputy, Kingsley Otuaro, have been sworn in for a second term in office in the oil-rich Delta state.
News Agency of Nigeria reports that both politicians took their oath of office to serve the state for another four-year term on Wednesday, May 29 in Asaba, the state capital.
The national news agency noted that Okowa and Otuaro won their ticket on the platform of the PDP in the 2019 general elections held between February and March.
Their oath was administered by the Chief Judge of Delta, Justice Marshall Umukoro, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.
Okowa signed the oath at about 10.43 a.m., while his deputy signed earlier at about 10.28 a.m.
They pledged to abide by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to deliver equitable development to the people of Delta.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was an interdenominational service with prayers for God to direct and give the governor and his deputy wisdom to lead the people.
The colourful ceremony was witnessed by many prominent citizens of the state, including James Ibori, a former governor of the state.
In a similar vein, Legit.ng also reported that President Muhammadu Buhari has officially started his second term in office as the democratically elected president and commander-in-chief of the armed forces.
The president was sworn in today, Wednesday, May 29 following his victory in the February elections where he defeated the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar.
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