Tragedy hit Obaseki as family endorses Ize-Iyamu


Some family members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate, Godwin Obaseki have adopted the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the forthcoming Edo State governorship election.

In a meeting with Ize-Iyamu, representatives of the Obaseki family, Osaro Obaseki, Victor Obaseki and four others said although Godwin Obaseki was a member of their family the collective interest of the Edo people should override the personal interest of the family.

Speaking on behalf of the others, Osaro Obaseki pledged the family’s unalloyed support for the emergency of Ize-Iyamu and the APC in the September 19 election and urged all Edo people to do same.

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According to Prince Osaro Obaseki “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, and we are supporting our brother, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu with an unalloyed support fully for him.”

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu while responding said “I’m very grateful to them for their courage and selflessness. They have even gone ahead to produce and donate beautiful face caps as a demonstration of their love and support.

“It takes great love for State and the people to make such brave decision to side-line all sentiments and ties and back the better candidate.

“I’m not going to disappoint you and millions of Edo people at home and in the diaspora who, daily, reaffirm their support for me”. Ize-Iyamu noted.