Sanwo-Olu, Jandor or GRV? Lagos-Based RCCG Pastor Speaks on Preferred Candidate Ahead of Saturday
- Lagos-based RCCG pastor Oluwole Olushola has declared his support for Labour Party's guber candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour
- Ahead of the March 18 election, the man of God noted that GRV, as he is fondly called, is a candidate who is corruption-free, competent and capable of the state's number-one position
- In a chat with Legit.ng, Pastor Sola urged Nigerians, especially Lagosians, to shun any form of violence as the poll does not worth the blood of any civilian
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Pastor Oluwole Sola of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Lagos has revealed his preferred candidate ahead of the forthcoming March 18 governorship and legislative elections.
In a chat with Legit.ng on Monday, March 13, he revealed Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour is not a corrupt politician; hence he deserves his vote.
Why I'll vote for Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour instead of Sanwo-Olu or Jandor, Pastor speaks
Speaking further, he noted further that GRV, as Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour is fondly called, is capable enough to hold the state's most powerful position, the office of the governor.
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Pastor Sola said:
"Saturday 18th March 2023 is the date Lagosians and indeed many other states in our dear country Nigeria will be heading to the polls to select and appoint State leaders. It is understandable that most time, focus is usually centred around the governorship position.
"I have personally decided to support the Labour Party Candidate in the governorship position (Gbadebo Rhodes -Vivour). The young man who just clocked 40 years of age few days back has shown capacity and competence. I have listened to his manifesto and must admit that his presentations have been impressive.
"GRV, as he is popularly called, is one that is coming into political fray without any known baggage. He is not attached to any Oligarch, one major factor which has continued to slow the pace of development in Lagos State. GRV comes from a known and respected family whose ancestral house is traceable and on record as trail blazers in Lagos State."
Pastor tasks Lagosians, especially the youths
While noting the forthcoming poll is a tight contest between the Labour Party, the All Progressives Congress, and the Peoples Democratic Party, Pastor Sola urged the youths to vote wisely.
The man of God further urged the young electorates to avoid any form of violence as it may make or mar the successful outcome of the poll.
"I understand vividly and I agree to the fact that politics is local, hence my sincere advise to my fellow youths is that they should please 'Vote' and not 'Fight'.
"No matter the provocations, do not fight or engage in anything that will undermine the relative peace we are enjoying in Lagos State and other states of the federation," Pastor Sola urged the youths.
A message for INEC
The revered cleric also urged the nation's electoral umpire, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), to be transparent in its conduct and processes during Saturday's poll.
"I will also like to encourage the election umpire to be truthful to the wish of Lagosian. They should realise that all eyes are on them and they cannot afford to take a side. Please, they should let the votes of the people count so that there won't be breakdown of law and order.
"They should have learned from the last presidential election, it would have been a great outing if the electronic transmission of the results were done promptly. It's left for INEC to redeem the little image that is left of them."
Post-election: A message for Nigerians
"Conclusively, people should go out and vote. Your vote is your voice, it will count if we all insist on the right thing to be done.
"Now if your candidate did not win, take it as the beauty of democracy where the minority will have their say while it's the majority that will have their way. This, however must not only be done transparently but must also be seen to be transparent, free and fair," he added.
Rhodes-Vivour vs Sanwo-Olu: LP Gov’ship aspirant reveals what will determine fate of Lagosians
Meanwhile, the Lagos State Labour Party governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has again convinced Lagosians, especially the youths, why he should be given a chance on the state's number one seat of power, the office of the governor.
GRV, as he is fondly called, says that Nigerian youths are 90% close to taking over governance and having their dream country materialise.
The 40-year-old Rhodes-Vivour made this public at a conference in Ikeja on Thursday, March 10, where he said a new Lagos would give rise to a new Nigeria.