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Meet Marvellous Omobayo, 38 years old, new Edo deputy governor



Marvellous Omobayo Godwin, a 38-year-old, was Monday sworn in as the new Edo Deputy Governor to replace his predecessor, Philip Shaibu, who was impeached from office.

The Chief Judge of Edo, Justice Daniel Okungbowa, administered the Oath of Office at the Government House in Benin.

Recall that Shaibu had earlier on Monday been impeached by the State House of Assembly, having been found guilty of revealing government secrets.

Who is Marvellous Omobayo?

Omobayo, appointed by Governor Godwin Obaseki, hails from Akoko-Edo Local Government Area in the same Edo North senatorial district as the impeached Shaibu.

The new deputy governor, born on July 19, 1986, is an engineer with a professional experience in the oil and gas sector.

He had his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Public Administration, both 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).

His profile revealed he served as a Senior Maintenance Engineer at Dresser Wayne West Africa Limited.

Omobayo in 2022 contested for the seat of House of Representative, Akoko-Edo Federal Constituency on the platform of the Labour Party (LP).

In his acceptance speech, Omobayo expressed his gratitude to Obaseki for finding him worthy to serve as his deputy.

He also pledged allegiance to the governor and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He said, “In the few critical months left to tidy up the work of this administration, my job as the deputy governor is clear and well cut out. I understand it very clearly.

“In line with the oath of office to which I have just subscribed, I make a solemn pledge to do all in my power, with God’s guidance, to live up to expectations.

“I will give all it takes to meet the expectations of my principal, the party, and above all, the good people of Edo State.”

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