Says Don Pedro must apologise to family else…
Adibe Emenyonu in Benin City
The Ohen of Benin Kingdom, Chief Osayuki Obaseki, has asked Don Pedro Obaseki to immediately apologise to the family over his comments that people should vote for the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Edo State, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, rather than his cousin, Godwin Obaseki, of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Don Pedro Obaseki few days ago pledged his support for the PDP candidate, asking his supporters and people of the state to do same.
But addressing journalists in Benin City, yesterday, on behalf of the family, Osayuki, on behalf of the Obaseki family, said: “I will not want to hand over Pedro to our ancestors because I don’t want him dead. But I will appeal to him to retrace his steps, come back to the family and tender an unreserved apology and retract his statement that people should vote for Ize-Iyamu instead of Obaseki.”
According to him, “I do not know if I should say Pedro is one of my children because I am afraid of him now. I want to correct the unfortunate impression he created. I do not know if he belongs to any political party because he could not have been in APC today, tomorrow Accord Party and now ending up in the PDP. That is political harlotry which is a big shame.
“I want the world to know that no true son of Obaseki, born by an Obaseki, with Obaseki blood in his vein will ever vote Ize-Iyamu. The whole Obaseki family is supporting Godwin our son. Yes we all cannot put our eggs in one basket, there are some radicals who can go to the other group but don’t insult our son, Godwin, because he is very knowledgeable, he knows what he is doing, he has been in the stock exchange for years and that is the power house of Nigeria’s economy.
“He knows who is who in this country. We are not supporting Pedro and his allies. No Obaseki should vote for Ize-Iyamu. Ize-Iyamu is my mother’s relation, and that is my mother, but my father comes first. No true son of Obaseki will vote for Ize-Iyamu, I repeat. We must all vote for Obaseki.
“I use this opportunity to invite all Obasekis in the Diaspora that on September 9, we have our family get together every year-the celebration of the death of Agho Obaseki. I want all Obasekis to be present at Ogbe, and together, we will match to the polling booth on the 10th to vote Godwin as the state governor.”