Lagos 2023: Sanwo-Olu, Jandor or Rhodes-Vivour? Election Survey Predicts Winner of Guber Polls

Lagos 2023: Sanwo-Olu, Jandor or Rhodes-Vivour? Election Survey Predicts Winner of Guber Polls

  • Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been tipped to win the 2023 Lagos state gubernatorial elections
  • The incumbent, who will do battle at the polls with candidates from the Labour Party and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), won the survey effortlessly
  • According to the outcome of the survey, Gov Sanwo-Olu bested his counterparts in terms of experience and capacity

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An emerging report has confirmed that a new survey to decide who wins the Lagos state gubernatorial election favours the incumbent, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

The survey, as reported by The Nation, revealed that most Lagos residents are rooting for Sanwo-Olu's return for a second term in office.

Sanwo-Olu, Jandor, Rhodes-Vivour
Most of the new election survey respondents in Lagos state tipped Governor Sanwo-Olu to retain his seat. Photo: Babajide Sanwolu, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour and Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran
Source: Facebook

Respondents in the survey based their choice of candidates on experience, track record and proven ability and capacity.

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Though the newspaper did not disclose the name of the organisation that carried out the survey, the survey revealed that the major contenders vying for the incumbent's administrative seat are only in contention on the premise of rhetorics rather than capacity and proven ability.

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A respondent from Lagos Island, whose name was not revealed in the report, said she has no political affiliation with the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), nor does she have any close relationship with the incumbent but said she would be rooting for the latter.

Similarly, another respondent from the famous Ladipo Market, whose name was also not revealed in the report, says he cannot risk dabbling with his investment with newbies.

The respondent disclosed that he voted for the Labour Party at the presidential polls but would be rooting for the APC at the gubernatorial level.

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The report reads:

“The decision of the Sanwo-Olu administration to sustain the culture of infrastructural revolution is also referenced by respondents as one, which makes him preferred to the other candidates. Mentions were made of the recently completed Lekki Deep Seaport, Imota Rice mill, being the largest of such in sub-Saharan Africa.
“The completion of nearly all uncompleted projects of the previous administration, among many other landmark achievements.
“The commitment of the administration to ensuring that Lagos remains secured, especially with the improved funding of the security institutions in the state, also earn Mr. Sanwo-Olu, some ratings above his opponents in the coming election.”

Lagos 2023: Sanwo-Olu, APC Jittery as LP’s Rhodes-Vivour Bags Powerful Endorsement

Meanwhile, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state has been shunned by the pan-Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere ahead of the gubernatorial polls.

On Wednesday, March 8, the group said Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party candidate, is their preferred candidate.

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The state chair of the group, Supo Shonibare, said the Labour Party's candidate could positively impact the state if elected.

Rhodes-Vivour's Real Age Revealed as Peter Obi Sends LP's Gov Candidate Crucial Message

Peter Obi has expressed hope that the Labour Party's gubernatorial candidate in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, will win the coming election.

Obi prayed that Rhodes-Vivour's victory would usher in a better Lagos state for all and sundry.

The former Anambra governor sent this goodwill message on Wednesday, March 8, when Rhodes-Vivour celebrated his 40th birthday.


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Segun Adeyemi (Current Affairs and Politics Editor) Segun Adeyemi is a journalist with over 9 years of experience as an active field reporter, editor, and editorial manager. He has had stints with Daily Trust newspaper, Daily Nigerian, and News Digest. He currently works as an editor for's current affairs and politics desk. He holds a degree in Mass Communication (Adekunle Ajasin University). He is a certified digital reporter by Reuters, AFP and the co-convener of the annual campus journalism awards. Email: