GOVERNORSHIP bid of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s candidate, Governor Godwin Obaseki on Saturday suffered a heavy blow as his family openly dumped him and endorsed his challenger, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to lead the state.
Ize-Iyamu disclosed this through his social media handle and said that the Obaseki’s family has demonstrated that welfare of the collective people of Edo state supersedes personal interest by signing to the agenda, “Edo-Must-Move-Forward”.
“This morning, I received the endorsement of the prominent Obaseki family at a meeting led by Mr. Osaro and Victor Obaseki. Like the Governor’s aides and appointees, members of his family agree he has failed Edo people and doesn’t deserve re-election”, Ize-iyamu stated.
According to Ize-Iyamu, the family in their words said, “Generally, the Obasekis have their own way of doing things. The different branches of the Obaseki family, we are supporting our brother, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu. We will do all our campaigns for him fully, without let or hindrance.”
Reacting, Pastor Ize-Iyamu said he was grateful and inspired by the boldness and maturity of the people and assured that he will not betray the confidence the people of Edo state repose in him adding that his catch word remains, ‘Edo-Must-Move-Forward’.
“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 sideline all sentiments and ties and back the better candidate. I’m not going to disappoint them and millions of Edo people at home and in the diaspora who, daily, reaffirm their support”, he added.