Edo Governor’s Inauguration: Obaseki’s Aide-De-Camp Collapses During Swearing-In Ceremony

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Edo State governor, Godwin Obaseki, and his deputy, Phillip Shaibu, on Thursday were administered the oath of office for another four years by the state’s Chief Judge, Esther Edigin but it was followed with a mild chaos.

According to multiple reports, Obaseki’s aide-de-camp collapsed when Obaseki who took to the podium to give his speech after taking his oath at the colourful ceremony held at the Tennis Court section of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City.

The moment which was captured on camera saw other security agents rally round to help him as the governor remained unfazed.

During the event Obaseki and Shaibu affirmed their commitment to the continued development of the state and the protection of the common interest of the people.


Specifically, Mr Obaseki said he will explore the state’s huge potentials by growing its digital economy to pave the way for a digital government before 2025.

The event, which was held in strict compliance with COVID-19 protocols, had in attendance, Ifeanyi Okowa, Aminu Tambuwal, and Douye Diri – governors of Delta, Sokoto, and Bayelsa respectively – while Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State was represented by his deputy, Ipalibo Harry.

Others include the vice-chairperson of the Peoples Democratic Party South-South, Dan Orbih; Chief of Staff to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Mike Ogiadomhe; a former PDP governorship aspirant, Ken Imansuagbon; and Edobor Iyamu, a senior aide in the office of the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, who represented the vice-president.

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