Some very prominent members of the Obaseki family have endorsed candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Osagie Ize-Iyamu.
The support for Ize-Iyamu was declared on Saturday during a meeting at Ize-Iyamu’s private residence.
Victor Obaseki, a cousin of Governor Godwin Obaseki, who spoke at the meeting, admitted that while Godwin Obaseki is a kin, he won’t be getting the support of the family.
He said: “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.”
Ize-Iyamu, while speaking at the meeting, expressed happiness at the support of the Obaseki family.
In his words, he thanked them for endorsing him ahead of the governorship election;
“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.”
“He came out this morning to say, Godwin has not done well, and not because they answer the same surname, would continue to support him and go through the very poor performance that we have seen in the past four years.”
“They will not allow the sentiments or even deceit of brotherhood make them vote for somebody they know is not qualified for a position.”