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Obaseki Swears in LG Chairmen Amid Protests



In a recent event in Benin City, Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State officially inaugurated the newly elected chairmen for all 18 local government areas. This move took place despite the protests from the All Progressives Congress (APC), which had been calling for the cancellation of the Saturday election. The APC raised concerns about alleged irregularities and significant rigging during the election.

During the swearing-in ceremony, Governor Obaseki expressed his confidence in the newly elected chairmen’s ability to work in collaboration with the state government to deliver good governance to the people. He emphasized that these chairmen were carefully selected by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and ultimately elected by the people.

Urging the new chairmen to focus on developing their areas and ensuring that the environment is clean, he assured that his administration would create alternative routes in areas where the federal roads have become dilapidated.

“Today, we are in a crisis in our country, what is hurting Edo the most is in terms of our location of being at the centre of the country and therefore being connected to a lot of roads owned by the Federal Government.

“The Federal Government as you know today lacks the capacity to manage itself not to talk about rebuilding its roads so it could take a while if ever for them to be able to build those roads.

“We fortunately have other connections so our priority with you should be to design and work with the state government to build alternative state roads,” he said.