- Governor Godwin Obaseki's second term in office as Edo state governor kicked off today, November 11
- His counterpart in Delta state, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa is excited about the commencement of his colleague's second term in office
- Governor Okowa has been a strong all of the Edo governor since the days Obaseki ran into a political storm in his home state
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta state has congratulated his Edo counterpart, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Comrade Philip Shaibu, on their inauguration for the second term in office on Thursday, November 12.
In a statement signed by his spokesman, Mr. Olisa Ifeajika, Governor Okowa said that Obaseki's emergence for another term in office was epoch-making.
He lauded Obaseki for his Making Edo Great Again (MEGA) vision which, according to him, will help in the industrialisation of the state and making it an alluring investment destination.
He stated that the circumstances that surrounded Obaseki’s new term would spur him to do more for Edo people after he was massively voted by the people of the state.
He commended Obaseki for his message of unity in his second term address, adding that only a united Edo could achieve the greatness it so desired.
Governor Obaseki and Comrade Shaibu were inaugurated at the tennis court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin city, the Edo state capital.
Leading the list of top dignitaries at the event were Governors Okowa, Nyesom Wike of Rivers, Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto, Diri Duoye of Bayelsa, and top members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) led by the party's national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus.
Meanwhile, the ceremony was almost disrupted when Governor Obaseki's Aide-de-Camp (ADC) in ceremonial police uniform collapsed at the event.
A video circulated on social media shows the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) struggling to stand and later fell down as Governor Obaseki was reading his seven-page inauguration speech.
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