The Obaseki family of Benin Kingdom, headed by a Justice Otutu Obaseki (rtd), yesterday, distanced itself from the activities of Dr. Don Pedro Obaseki, the former Accord Party governorship candidate and nephew to the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, saying the family has resolved to back the latter’s governorship ambition.
The family in a statement signed by Mr. William Obaseki, described the action of Pedro as shameful and embarrassing to the family, adding that it will soon meet to decide the next line of action.
Pedro Obaseki recently defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and declared support for the party’s governorship candidate, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu to the chagrin of his family.
But the Obaseki family in a swift reaction, said: “We wish to inform the general public that the family disassociates itself from the mischievous actions of Pedro Obaseki. “We hereby reaffirm Godwin Enogheghase Obaseki as the only recognised candidate, who has the blessings of the head of Obaseki Ogbeideoyoo family, Chief Justice Andrew Otutu Obaseki, Justice of the Supreme Court (rtd) and the Obaseki of Benin Kingdom for the September 10, governorship election.
“We urge all Edo sons and daughters to support him, so that he can take Edo State to the next level. Nobody should be distracted with the activities of Pedro, our blessings remains with Godwin and God willing, he will win.”