- A tweep has shared how the Lagos state government in August 2020 allegedly demolished his mother's shop
- Reacting to the development, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party, described it as wickedness on the part of the government
- Rhodes-Vivour, in a tweet on Tuesday, March 14, said this happened while the COVID-19 pandemic was on
The Labour Party (LP)'s governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has shared what might come across to some as a serious allegation against the Lagos state government.
Rhodes-Vivour, on Tuesday, March 14, retweeted a message in which a Lagosian, who goes by the social media handle, @DifferentKaro, disclosed how the state government demolished his mother's shop.
The social media subscriber who made this allegation back in August 2020, during the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic, wrote:
"My mom saved a lot of money to build a shop at Eleko. She was able to build it up this year.
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"Lagos state government then comes to give a 7days notice for demolition.
"And today, they demolished buildings in the area including my mom's shop without compensation."
Reacting to this, the LP's candidate claimed that this was wickedness and a general lack of consideration on the part of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
"In the middle of the pandemic.
"Again there is a consistent pattern of wickedness of the ruling party, a general lack of consideration or care for the Nigerian citizen both at the national and state levels."
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The legal team of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party's gubernatorial candidate, has said he remains the party’s authentic standard bearer for Lagos ahead of Saturday, March 18, poll.
Olagbade Benson, the team's lead, on Monday, March 13, said that three court cases instituted against his client’s candidacy recently had been struck out.
Benson noted that claims by the former LP governorship candidate and chairman in Lagos, Ifagbemi Awamaridi, that he had a substantive case against Rhodes-Vivour is not true.