Edo guber: New twist as Obaseki’s family members endorse Ize-Iyamu’s governorship bid (www.sunnewsonline.com)

It was a setback for the re-election bid of Governor Godwin Obaseki yesterday when some of his family members endorsed and pledged their support for the candidate f the All Progressives Congress (APC), Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, in the September 19 Edo Governorship election.

The endorsement of the APC candidate by the Obaseki’s family was led Victor Obaseki, a Cousin to Governor’s Obaseki at a meeting at Ize-Iyamu’s private residence in Benin‎ City.

In his speech, Victor Obaseki, admitted that although Godwin Obaseki is a kin, he won’t be getting the support of the family.

“I am here today in 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 an 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”, Obaseki said‎….

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