The Family Of Late Sir Victor Uwaifo’s Rejects Anniversary Fundraiser
The late music legend Sir Victor Uwaifo’s family announced that they were not affiliated with any reported intentions to raise money for the performer’s one-year anniversary by a group of individuals allegedly led by the late Uwaifo’s manager, Chris Eburu.
The family said that Eburu is currently being tried for allegedly forging their late father’s will.
Speaking to journalists in Benin, Edo State, the family members—which also included Uwaifo’s son Goodman Uwaifo and his daughter Mrs. Ogbomwen Reden—accused Eburu of exploiting their father’s name to mislead the public into signing up for the scheme.
“We know our father is a global figure that can be celebrated anywhere by his fans but not somebody who is already having issues and facing criminal charges. He is using a platform connected to my father’s Revelation Tourism Palazo to mobilise people for the event and we frown at that.
“My eldest brother is in the US, he is not aware of this, about eight, out of our father’s 12 children are not aware of this and they are not part of it,” Goodman Uwaifo said.
She continued, She said, “The witnesses are not the kind of persons my late father would associate with. My father cannot have an unmarried woman sign his will. My father was a very hard-working man till he died and I will not allow anybody to reap what he has laboured for. I am fighting for my father’s legacy.”
Mr. Udinyiwe Obaretin, the Okaegbe for the late Uwaifo’s funeral, stated that he thought some members of the Uwaifo family were conspiring with his management to accomplish what he was doing.
However, when approached, Eburu stated that the forgery issue was already on the court’s agenda and that he would not speak more.
In regards to the anniversary, he stated that the Revelation Tourism Palazzo centre in Uwaifo is an association and does not require the consent of the Uwaifo children in order to have any anniversary ceremonies for its late member.
He insisted that prior to making any plans for the anniversary, the family’s approval be obtained.