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Oshiomhole Hands Over Office to Obaseki in Edo

Godwin Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has been sworn-in as the Governor of Edo State.
The colorful and well-attended inauguration was administered at the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium. obbaseki2-700x933
State chief Judge, Justice Cromwell Idahosa presided over the swearing in. Obaseki took hois oath of office, followed by his Deputy Mr. Philip Shuaibu.godwin-obaseki-1
A number of national dignitaries such as Former Head of State, Gen Yakubu Gowon (retd); front-line industrialist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the ruling APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, among other top party’s Chieftains, attended the inauguration which held in the main bowl of Sam Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin, the Edo State capital.
The new Governor won the election which held Wednesday, September 18, 2016 and was declared the winner by INEC, having polled the highest valid votes of 319,483 votes to defeat his rival of the opposition PDP candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu who scored a total of 253,173 votes.

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