38yr Old Ex-LP Reps Candidate, Omobayo Godwins Replaces Impeached Philip Shaibu As Deputy Governor

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has appointed a 38-year-old engineer, Marvelous Omobayo Godwin, as his new deputy and is set for inauguration. His appointment followed the impeachment of the former deputy governor of the state, Philip Shaibu.

Omobayo has since been sworn in by the Edo State Chief Judge, Justice Daniel Okungbowa.

In his speech, Omobayo said he would support Governor Godwin Obaseki to finish strong in his second term.

Here are things to know about the 38-year-old Deputy Governor.

*Omobayo was born on July 19, 1986, and hails from Ibillo in Akoko-Edo local government area.

*He has a B.Eng. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and an MSc in Public Administration from the University of Benin (UNIBEN).

*He is a registered member of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).

*Omobayo contested as the Labour Party candidate for Federal House of Representatives seat in Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency during the 2023 elections.

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