Okowa, deputy take oath of office

Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. [Photo credit: Thisday Live]
Delta State governor, Ifeanyi Okowa. [Photo credit: Thisday Live]

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta and his deputy, Kingsley Otuaro, took their oath of allegiance to serve the state for another four-year term on Wednesday in Asaba.

Messrs Okowa and Otuaro won their election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Their oath was administered by the Chief Judge of Delta, Marshall Umukoro, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba.

Mr Okowa signed the oath at about 10.43 a.m., while his deputy signed earlier at about 10.28 a.m.

They pledged to abide by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to deliver equitable development to the people of Delta.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was an interdenominational service with prayers for God to direct and give the governor and his deputy wisdom to lead the people.

The colourful ceremony was witnessed by many prominent citizens of the state, including James Ibori, a former governor of the state. (NAN)

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