Rhodes-Vivour opens up about electoral violence during Lagos polls
Rhodes-Vivour opens up about electoral violence during Lagos polls.
There was no election in the state, according to Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party’s candidate for governor in Lagos State.
He said that violence disrupted the state’s governorship election on March 18, during a statement to the media.
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He said, “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.”
The All Progressives Congress candidate Babajide Sanwo-Olu was declared the winner of the state election on Saturday by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
The announcement was delivered early on Monday, March 20, by Professor Adenike Oladeji, the returning officer for the governorship and house of assembly elections in Lagos State.
Rhodes-Vivour received 312,329 votes, while Olajide Adeniran of the Peoples Democratic Party received 62,449 votes. Sanwo-Olu received 762,134 votes to defeat Rhodes-Vivour.
Jandor was quoted to have said on Tuesday that Rhodes-Vivour was being endorsed by godfathers such as the PDP chieftain, Chief Bode George.
“I fought against godfatherism in the APC, Lagos. My refusal in recognising (Chief) Bode George as a godfather in the PDP is a major reason for his endorsement of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of LP against my candidature in the PDP,” Jandor said.
In his reaction, Rhodes-Vivour disclosed there was no godfather in the LP nor did he have one, adding that he only had mentors and leaders.
Rhodes-Vivour said, “In the Labour Party, there’s no godfather. I have no godfather.
“I had no godfather in PDP. I only had mentors and leaders.”