Two family members of Governor Godwin Obaseki have pitched their tent with the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the Edo governorship election, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The names of the family members were given as Osaro Obaseki and Victor Obaseki. They are both cousins of the Edo governor.
Victor Obaseki, who spoke at a meeting with Ize-Iyamu in Benin City, said they will be giving their “unalloyed support” to the APC candidate, overlooking their blood relation and the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Obaseki by so doing.
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Victor said: “I am here today in the company of my cousins to support Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
“Godwin Nogheghase Obaseki, the executive governor, is our cousin.
“Generally, the Obasekis have their own way of doing things; we are a different branch of faith, we are supporting our brother, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu with unalloyed support fully for him.
“I have supported him before, and I would continue to support him, we would do all our campaigns for him without let or hindrance, fully from the bottom of our hearts,” Victor Obaseki said.
On his part, Ize-Iyamu expressed his delight at the support of the Obaseki family, stressing that this serves as a confirmation of the poor administration that Obaseki has given to Edo state in the past four years.
He said: “Let me thank you for the endorsement. I have known some of you for many years and I am very happy that politics has not strained our relationship.
“It is true as Osaro said that far away in New York, I had the opportunity of meeting with him and other Edolites, where I shared my ambition.
“Osaro has been a good gentleman and humble man, and has always declared his support.”