Rhodes-Vivour seeks Hausa community votes as elections draw closer
Rhodes-Vivour is the Labour Party candidate in the Lagos State elections.
He sought the support of the Hausa community in his aim to win the elections.
According to Rhodes-Vivour, poverty is what divides residents, not tribe.
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party’s candidate for governor in Lagos, has visited with the Arewa Community and other ethnic groups and promised them a better Lagos if elected.
At a joint interactive session with the various ethnic groups, Rhodes-Vivour declared his determination to create a state that will benefit all citizens, regardless of ethnicity or nationality.
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“We want a Lagos that is safe for all, where education and healthcare will be standardised, and where touts, under any name, will no longer harass our people at parks and marketplaces.
“Our number one enemy is not Yoruba versus Igbo or Hausa; it is poverty. The suffering in Lagos is too much. We must end it, and I will end it,” Rhodes-Vivour said.
Promising to carry everybody along, he added, “We want a state where everybody will benefit.”
Also speaking, Isaac Balami, a Labour Party chieftain, said Rhodes-Vivour would give Lagos security, welfare, and healthcare and end all sufferings of the masses.
Balami urged the electorate not to exercise fear but be bold and courageous to vote for LP, saying power does not come cheap.
“Come out to vote. Embark on door to door, house to house campaign; there is no time again,” he urged.
What Arewa Said.
Speaking on behalf of the groups, Mohammed Ali, an Arewa leader, said the non-indigenes were drawn from various local government areas of the state.
Ali said there were many questions and propaganda against Rhodes-Vivour that the groups wanted clarifications on.
He said the groups would work and mobilise their members for the election of the LP candidate on Saturday.
Another group leader, Bridget Bello, described Rhodes-Vivour as young, vibrant and intelligent, saying he should be supported.