Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Finally Explains Nigeria's Major Problem, Way Forward

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Finally Explains Nigeria's Major Problem, Way Forward

  • Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has debunked the claim that a godfather is sponsoring his political ambition to become the governor of Lagos state
  • The Labour Party's governorship candidate for Lagos state said he has no godfather but only mentors and leaders
  • According to Rhodes-Vivour, there was no governorship election in Lagos on Saturday, March 18

The 2023 presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, on Wednesday, March 21, said Nigeria's common enemy is insecurity and not her neighbours.

The Punch reports that, while speaking to journalists, Rhodes-Vivour said there was no election in the state.

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, Lagos state, Labour Party, Peter Obi
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has debunked the claim that a godfather is backing his political career. Photo: Labour Party
Source: Twitter

Describing the governorship election conducted by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on March 18, the LP's guber candidate said the poll was marred with violence.

His words:

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“There was no election in Lagos state. It was violent at multiple levels, physically and diabolic.
“My dear Lagosians, our enemies are not our neighbours or our visitors or fellow Lagosians. Our common enemy is violence, insecurity, poverty, stagnation, corruption and underdevelopment.”

Not supported by any godfather

Also, speaking on godfatherism in Nigerian politics, the gubernatorial candidate for LP said his ambition to become the governor of Lagos is not backed by any individual or godfather.

He added:

“In the Labour Party, there’s no godfather. I have no godfather. I had no godfather in PDP. I only had mentors and leaders."

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The 2023 governorship candidate for the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has alleged that Lagos state is ruled by people who only bring thuggery and violence to the state.

The Labour Party's flag bearer in Lagos state said this after casting his vote at the Anifowoshe area of Lagos state during the 2023 governorship and State House of Assembly.

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Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour also alleged that voter suppression occurred in some areas of the state.

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has been described as a governor with the interest of the masses.

Philip Agbese, a newly elected member of the House of Representatives, gave this description of the incumbent governor of Lagos state.

Agbese also urged Nigeria to vote for candidates under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress across various states of the country.


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