As the governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Biodun Oyebanji has taken the oath of office.
At precisely 12:53 PM, Justice Oyewole Adeyeye, Chief Judge of Ekiti State, administered the oath of office to him, to the applause of the sizeable audience present.
Clad In White Agbada With A Cream Cap To Match, He Pledged To Preserve, Protect And Defend As Well As Preserve The Office As Governor.
Chief Monisade Afuye, Oyebanji’s deputy, was also sworn in by the chief justice of Ekiti State.
Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (Apc) presidential candidate, as well as Rotimi Akeredolu, the governor of Ondo State, and Simon Lalong, the governor of Plateau State, are among the dignitaries in attendance.
Governors Godwin Obaseki, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Abubakar Badaru, Dapo Abiodun, and Atiku Bagudu are among the others.
The immediate past governors of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi and Ayodele Fayose, as well as the governors of Osun State, Gboyega Oyetola, were present during the inauguration at the Ekiti Parapo Pavillion.
Mr. Biodun Oyebanji pledged in his speech to carry out a six-point agenda to improve the state’s governance and promote economic development.
In his six-point development plan, Governor Oyebanji said he would prioritize governance along with the creation of jobs, the development of human capital, agriculture and rural development, infrastructure and industrialization, and the arts, culture, and tourism.
He stated that the agenda was carefully chosen based on his experience in the public and commercial sectors as well as the general public’s aspirations to raise the state’s standing and keep their promises.
The governor pledged transparency and accountability while in office and urged Ekiti state residents to support his administration.
President Muhammadu Buhari congratulated the state’s residents for supporting the APC with their votes in the most recent governorship election in a statement read by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the APC’s presidential candidate.
Dr. Kayode Fayemi, the recently-departed governor of Ekiti state, had earlier voiced the opinion that the incoming governor will improve the state’s economic success.