On Wednesday, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Mr Kingsley Otuaro, his deputy, took their oath of allegiance to serve the state for another four-year term in Asaba. Okowa and Otuaro won their ticket on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party.
Their oath was administered by Justice Marshall Umukoro, the Chief Judge of Delta, at the Stephen Keshi Stadium, Asaba. Okowa signed the oath at about 10.43 a.m., while Otuaro 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 reports that the colourful ceremony was witnessed by many prominent citizens of the state, including James Ibori, a former governor of the state.