Lagosians Will Liberate Lagos
The Labour Party gubernatorial candidate for Lagos Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour vows to seek legal redress as he begins collation of evidence for the election tribunal
Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour, on Wednesday vowed to reclaim his mandate that was stolen by the incumbent All Progressive Congress(APC) Governor of Lagos Jide Sanwoolu during last weekend’s gubernatorial and state assemblies election.
The election last Saturday was ruined by widespread violence and voter suppression, that only 1.3 million out of a total 7 million registered voters voted.
Rhodes-Vivour, 40. rejected the healing call made by “President-Elect” Bola Tinubu during his press conference in his first public address after the chaotic poll.
“Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu called for healing yesterday, but healing cannot happen without justice. The APC unleashed evil on Lagosian, diabolically with their fetish rites and curses during the day, and physical violence against all Lagosian, yet they want the peace of a graveyard, they want the healing of the dead.” He said.
He then told the world he had spent the last few days after the bloody election visiting relatives of the dead, the injured and the maimed because he has a message of empathy, love and good governance devoid of rancor.
“Yesterday I spent my day visiting victims of Saturdays state back terrorism and violence from Abule-Ado to Surulere, Apapa and Ikeja. I met with young men and women with bullets lodged in their body with deep cuts, fractured legs, etc.” Rhodes-Vivour said.
“I reach out to you to say I am with you I feel your pain and we myself the deputy governor are by your side. We have launched the platform GRV cares 2023 and anyone who have suffered violence should upload their picture, hospital bills and police report and we will help towards offsetting these bills.” he stated appealing for Lagos voters.
“The thrust of my message isn’t to the evil cult organization of the APC, but it is to the indigenous Lagosian, and Lagosian at large. We cannot afford to have an agberocracy – or a military type of government that will use violence and diabolical means to create a one-party state – from Ikoyi to Ikeja to Ikorodu, we were all disenfranchised.”
Rhodes-Vivour also stated that the ruling party could not campaign on issues rather it stoked ethnic strife just because of the selfish ambition of Tinubu and his henchman Sanwoolu.
“For the ambition of one man, we saw our traditional institutions reduced to pawns, tools, oro rites that are done at night were done during the day, invoking in broad day light the spell that Senator Tinubu and his cult have used to keep Lagos bound.”
“This was no election, it was violence on multiple levels, diabolically and physically. On this ambition they sowed seeds that could potentially lead to outcome like the Rwandan genocide. Lagosian, our enemy are not our neighbours or visitors, or fellow Lagosian with diverse tongues.”
“Our common enemy is violence, insecurity, poverty, stagnation, corruption, and underdevelopment. It is these same people responsible for these, that have weaponized poverty and ethnicity to distract us from their evil endeavors and diabolical activities. We will never have a free and fair election under a Tinubu presidency.”
“They have tried to destroy years of delicately balanced ethnic relations, years or inter-marriage and friendships, years of commerce, and years of building Lagos into the economic juggernaut that it is. I call on the silent majority, decent and cultured Lagosian, indigenous Lagosian and Lagosian at large to speak out.”
“It is enough of the worst of us defining the rest of us. On Saturday, we saw their vision for Lagos and agberocracy, and we will fight through all legal channels to birth OUR LAGOS.” Rhodes-Vivour stressed.
At the polls Rhodes-Vivour garnered 312,329 votes coming second behind Sanwoolu’s 762,134 while the Peoples Democratic Party Abdul-Azeez Adediran got a paltry 62,449 votes.
Akowe with reports from Lagos