THE Obaseki family of Benin Kingdom, headed by the retired Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Otutu Obaseki, has distanced itself from the activities of Pedro Obaseki, reiterating the resolve of the family to back Godwin Obaseki.
A statement signed by Mr. William Obaseki, described the action of Pedro as shameful and embarrassing to the family, adding that the family will soon meet to decide their next line of action.
Pedro Obaseki had recently defected to the PDP and declared his support for the governorship candidate of the PDP, Pastor Ize-Iyamu to the chagrin of the family members.
But reacting swiftly, the family said “We wish to inform the general public that the family disassociates themselves from the mischievous actions of Pedro Obaseki.
“We hereby reaffirm Godwin Enogheghase Obaseki as the only recognized 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, 2016, governorship election.
“And 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 remain with Godwin and Gods willing he will win” it stated.