Obaseki Begins Vacation, Hands Barton To Deputy

The Executive Governor of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has began his annual leave and has transferred powers to his Deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu, to act in his stead in his absence.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Media Projects, Crusoe Osagie, in a statement on Friday said, the governor has written to the Edo State Assembly, to inform the House of the development.

He said: “The governor has proceeded on his annual leave and has transferred power to his deputy, Rt. Hon. Comrade Philip Shaibu.

Governor Obaseki in a chat with his deputy

The Edo State House of Assembly has been duly informed about the development.”

This would be the second time the governor has transferred power to his deputy, further establishing the administration’s respect for democratic ideals as enshrined in the 1999 constitution.

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