Obaseki’s Aide Collapses During His Inauguration (Watch Video)

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki and his deputy, Philip Shaibu, have been sworn in for a second term in office on Thursday in Benin City, the state capital.

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In attendance at the inauguration which took place at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, were governors of the Peoples Democratic Party including Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, and Duoye Diri of Bayelsa State.

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PDP National Chairman, Uche Secondus, was also present at the event with some other party officials while Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was represented by a government official.

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Obaseki had defected to the PDP from the All Progressives Congress after he was denied the ruling party’s ticket in the primary election due to intra-party wrangling.

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He later defeated the APC candidate in the September 19, 2020 governorship election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to be re-elected governor of the state.


The Aide-de-camp (ADC) to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki collapsed during the swearing-in ceremony of the governor at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Edo State.

The incident happened while the governor was reading his inaugural speech.

The event, a low key one, held at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Edo State, and the oath of office was administered by the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Esther Edigin.

It was the Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, flanked by his wife, that first took the oath of office at about 11.48pm, before Governor Godwin Obaseki, also flanked by his wife took his own oath of office at about 12.00pm.

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They shouted at me — Lagos Deputy Governor, Hamzat recounts how SARS operatives harassed him

Deputy Governor of Lagos state, Obafemi Hamzat has narrated how he was harassed by operatives of the special anti- robbery squad (SARS) officers four years ago.

Hamzat who shared his experience with SARS as he addressed #EndSARS protesters at Alausa in Ikeja, stated that the security operatives do not have the right to trample on the rights of law-abiding citizens because of their unfamiliar looks or because they are carrying laptops or iPhones.

He however stressed that it will be counterproductive to pull down the entire operation of the police because of the infractions committed by a few bad eggs in the system.

Hamzat said;

“Every decent Nigerian will be upset. This happened to me four years ago. I was going to Amuwo Odofin…they (SARS operatives) were not in uniform, they had guns, they just double crossed us and said we should get out,” Hamzat told the protesters.

“The tenet of the police operation is to protect the citizens. Security operatives don’t have the right to trample on the rights of law-abiding citizens, because of their unfamiliar looks, or because they are carrying laptops or iPhones. It is wrong for any police officer to expressly accuse or pronounce someone, irrespective of age, guilty because they have dreads or ride luxury vehicles.

“As a government, we support evidence-based investigations and actions driven by intelligence. The procedure of arrest and prosecution must be followed through. We are equally aggrieved like every other law-abiding Nigerian. If a young man or woman who is legitimately doing his or her job is attacked or maimed by police officers for no reason, we will never support that. We condemn police brutality in whatever guise and we will continue to engage their leadership for change.

“We fully understand the reasons for your anger but this demonstration must also carried out in line with the law. If we employ violence or destruction to drive home our grievances, we will also be hurting ourselves. The protest must be orderly, so that those concerned will get the salient point of the message.

“You can’t block the road, disrupt free flow of traffic and prevent other people from embarking on their lawful duties, especially the emergency responders. As citizens, it is within your rights to express your grievances but let us exercise caution and eschew violence. The authorities have heard your voice and I hope we all leave the roads with the understanding that drastic changes will be effected.”

Edo election: Obaseki’s deputy speaks on arrest, fingers Oshiomhole, Ize-Iyamu

Phillip Shaibu, Edo State Deputy Governor, has spoken on his alleged arrest by security agencies.

Shaibu said it is untrue that he was caught with illegal arms.

His spokesman, Benjamin Atu, said this in a statement on Friday.

He accused the All Progressives Congress (APC) former national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole of plotting to use federal might to intimidate him and Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Atu noted: “The Deputy Governor has not been arrested but we are aware of an ongoing plan to arrest him over unfounded lies so that Oshiomhole and his cohorts will have the freedom to rig the Edo North Senatorial district election.”

President Muhammadu Buhari has kicked against rigging of the election in Edo State, promising to congratulate whoever emerges as the winner.

“But Adams Oshiomhole and Osagie Ize-Iyamu (APC candidate) who felt betrayed by the President’s statement decided to use the back door to arrest the Deputy Governor in the name of illegal possession of arms.

“It is a lie from the pit of hell and a heap of rubbish to mention the name of the Deputy Governor in such a mundane practice of democracy”

Comrade Philip Shaibu has been in active politics since Nigeria returned to Democracy in 1999 and has never been linked to the issue of an arms deal. In less than 24 hours to the Edo State Governorship election, is it today that Oshiomhole now wants to organize an arrest?

We are calling on President Buhari and the International community to immediately prevail and call Oshiomhole and his thugs to order to avert unrest that may follow their actions.”