The second term inauguration ceremony for Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State was almost marred on Thursday as the Aide-de Camp (ADC), to the governor collapsed on the podium.

Decked in the police ceremonial regalia, the Superintendent of Police, who stood directly behind the newly sworn-in governor, started wobbling before he slumped.

While the drama was ongoing, Governor Obaseki, who was making his inauguration speech, was oblivious of the near fatal incidence happening behind him.

As the police officer slumped, two Department of State Services (DSS), personnel, calmly came to the rescue of the police officer and escorted him to the sitting arena.

That was just as the former Commissioner for Health in the state, Dr Patrick Okundia, rushed to give the officer first case assessment and stability.

The Superintendent of Police, who is of the Northern extraction, was immediately rushed into the waiting ambulance stationed at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium, venue of the inauguration ceremony and was subsequently taken to the hospital. His condition is unclear at the moment.

Before Obaseki’s ADC’s collapse, a lady who was one of the paramilitary guards of honour had also slumped and was quietly taken out of the parade as the governor made to inspect the guard of honour mounted in his honour.