Godwin Obaseki has been sworn in as Governor of Edo State, succeeding former Governor Adams Oshiomhole.

Obaseki took an oath of office at about 12:30 pm. The oath was administered on him by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Cronwel Idahosa.

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Similarly, his deputy Mr Philip Shaibu took an oath of office at about 12:00 noon. He thereby succeeds Dr Pius Odubu as the state’s new deputy governor.

Former governor Oshiomhole had already presented the handing over note to Obaseki on Friday.

Oshiomhole expressed hope that Obaseki would continue with the development strides his government had achieved in the past eight years.

Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress won the Edo State governorship election on 28 September, beating the Peoples Democratic Party’s candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.