- Governor Obaseki of Edo state has dissolved his cabinet
- The Edo state governor took the important step as he prepares for the inauguration for his second term
- Obaseki noted that he never sacked any cabinet member since the beginning of his first term till the end
The governor of Edo state, Godwin Obaseki, has dissolved his cabinet less than 24 hours to his inauguration for a second term in office.
He announced the dissolution at a valedictory executive council session at the Government House, Benin, The Nation reported.
The governor expressed appreciation to the outgoing cabinet members for their selfless service to Edo state.
He made reference to some of his commissioners who resigned in the buildup to the last governorship election, noting he never sacked anyone.
He also urged the former members of his cabinet to continue to work and support his administration.
Obaseki's deputy, Philip Shaibu, hailed him for his leadership style, stressing that all former members of the cabinet learnt from his political ideology.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) said it cannot probe allegation of certificate forgery against Governor Obaseki.
The Action Democratic Party had claimed that Governor Obaseki forged his University of Ibadan certificate before he was declared as the winner of the last gubernatorial poll in Edo and therefore, called on INEC to investigate the allegation.
In its reaction to ADP's demand, the electoral body said that it cannot delve into such issues because it has no court order to that effect and that this is beyond the limits of its official responsibilities.
Meanwhile, another report indicates that the Peoples Democratic Party has admitted that there is an error in the certificate of Governor Obaseki.
The PDP said that there was actually a mistake in Obaseki’s admission and graduation years because the governor by way of error filled in 1976 as the year of graduation, which was originally the year of his admission into the University of Ibadan (UI).
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