–The Edo State Sports Festival Torch, lighted Wednesday Morning by his Excellency, the Governor of Edo State, Mr Godwin Obaseki left Benin-City for the 18 Local Governments with Akoko Edo as first point of visit.

Standing as number 1 on the alphabetic list, the Akoko Edo Local Government with its headquarters in Igarra, received the Government delegation led by the Edo State Sports Commission Chairman, Barr Godwin Dudu Orumen with pomp and pageantry as the rocky town was placed on alert about receiving the delegation.

Speaking at the brief ceremony, the Chairman of Akoko Edo Local Government, Honourable Don Umoru revealed that it is not a co-incidence that Akoko Edo local govt was the first point of call.

“We are delighted to be the 1st set of people to receive the unity torch. We are not only number one on the alphabet list, we are also number one in all areas. We are multi lingual and it is most appropriate to be here first. We appreciate your coming and you can be assured of our cooperation and support before, during and after the event”, the Chairman said emphatically.

The Games Unity Torch moves to Aghenebode from Akoko Edo.

#Wole Opatola

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