icons: Godwin Obaseki

July 7, 2021
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• Born on the 1st of July, 1957 in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.

• He attended St. Matthew’s Primary School and Eghosa Grammar School, both in Benin City. He proceeded to the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Classics. For his mandatory one year national youth service, he served in Jos, Plateau State. He later left Nigeria for the United States to attend Columbia University and Pace University in New York, where he obtained an MBA in Finance and International Business.

Obasekia• Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, is a Nigerian politician, businessman and currently the Governor of Edo State. He was first sworn in as governor on the 12th of November 2016 on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

• On the 16th of June 2020, Obaseki resigned his membership from the All Progressives Congress.

• On 19th of June 2020, he decamped to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) and declared his intention to seek re-election on the platform.

• On 20th of September 2020, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced Obaseki winner of the Edo State gubernatorial election. He won against his major opponent from the All Progressives Congress, Pastor Osagie Ize Iyamu, with a total number of 307,955 votes.

Source: Wikipedia.

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