There was tight security within and around the Samuel Ogbemudia stadium, where the new Governor of Edo, Godwin Obaseki, will take his oath of office.
The security personnel which were drawn from the Police, Army, State Security Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, were positioned inside and around the venue.
The News agency of Nigeria reports that stadium road and adjoining streets within the precinct of the stadium were also heavily guarded by security personnel.
Apart from ensuring free-flow of traffic to and from the stadium by the police and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, security personnel were also on hand to control movement of people into the stadium.
It would be recalled that former governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole, whose government was inaugurated on November 12, 2008, handed over to Mr. Obaseki last night in a brief ceremony in government house.
The former labour leader, after his first inauguration in 2008, won a re-election as the governor for his second term in July 2012.
The new governor, Mr. Obaseki of the All Progressives Congress, had on September 28 won the governorship race by defeating the People Democratic Party, PDP, candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu.