Governor Godwin Obaseki has lost the support of two family members ahead of the Edo state governorship election.
The family members, Osaro Obaseki and Victor Obaseki are both cousins of the Edo governor.
They have chosen to pitch their tent with the governor’s rival, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, who the flagbearer of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
At a meeting with Ize-Iyamu in Benin, Victor said the Obasekis are a different breed who have unique ways of doing things.
According to him, though Obaseki is their kinsman, they are giving all their support to Ize-Iyamu.
“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,” he said.
Reacting to the kind gesture, Ize-Iyamu was full of delight. He described the cousins’ action as proof of the poor administration of Edo state by Obaseki in the four years he has been in power.
This morning, I received the endorsement of the prominent Obaseki family at a meeting led by Mr. Osaro and Victor Obaseki.
— Pastor Ize-Iyamu (@PastorIzeIyamu) August 1, 2020
Obaseki will be contesting on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as he was disqualified by his former party, APC.