An Aide-de-Camp to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Thursday, collapsed during the Governor’s second-term swearing-in ceremony at the Tennis Court of the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, Benin City, the state capital.
The incident happened around 12 noon while the Governor gave an appreciation speech after the Oath of Office was administered by the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Esther Edigin.
The well-kitted ADC, whose name is yet to be confirmed, stood behind the Governor during the speech but slumped while Obaseki appreciated members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for “covering us with the umbrella when we were abandoned in political wilderness”.
About four other aides around the Governor attended to the ADC as Obaseki ended his about 20-minute speech.
The immediate Edo Commissioner for Health, Dr Patrick Okundia, and some operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) rushed in and revived the ADC.