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My new deputy symbolizes our belief in youths.- Obaseki

By Monsurudeen Olowoopejo

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has disclosed that the choice of picking Omobayo Godwins, a 37-year-old electrical engineer, as his new Deputy to replace Philip Shuaibu, is to further reiterate the administration’s believes in power of the youths to change the state’s narrative.

Obaseki added that Godwins assumption of office further confirmed that the administration’s undying belief in youths ability to transform the state.

The governor stated this on Monday after Godwins was sworn in and the State House of Assembly impeached Shuaibu over perjury and disclosure of government secrets, an act that violated the state’s oath of secrecy.

In a statement released on his official social media handle, the governor stressed that the impeachment of Shuaibu and appointment of Godwins were part of the features of the democratic system in practice within the country.

According to the statement, “Over the past few weeks, the Edo State House of Assembly carried out its constitutional role by providing checks and balances in our democracy, and today, they impeached the former deputy governor.

“At no point in this journey did I envisage that I would be having to work with two deputy governors before the end of my eight-year run in office. As there cannot be a vacuum in government, we have, by consensus, selected Omobayo Marvellous Godwins to take over the baton as the new Deputy Governor of Edo State.

“At 38 years old, my new deputy, Omobayo, is a symbol of our undying belief in the power of our youth to transform our dear State, bringing vigour and renewed energy to the drive to place young people at the centre of our politics and developmental agenda. He is a man for this season.

“Together, we will be working in these last few months of my administration as we make progress on our promise to finish strong for the benefit of our dear people”.

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