Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour who contested the Lagos state governorship election made a claim that there was no election in the state. While speaking to the press on Wednesday, he stated that there was violence during the state’s March 18 governorship election.
“There was no election in Lagos state. It was violent at multiple levels physically and diabolically”, he said.
“My dear Lagosians, our enemies are not our neighbors 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.
Before this, Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, also known as Jandor, the Peoples Democratic Party candidate for governor of Lagos state, had stated that Rhodes-Vivour’s aspiration to hold the state governorship seat was supported by a godfather.
On Tuesday, Jandor was cited saying that godfathers including PDP leader Chief Bode George and Rhodes-Vivour were endorsing him.
“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 response, Rhodes-Vivour said that neither he nor the LP had a godfather, adding that he simply had mentors and leaders.
“There is no godfather in the Labour Party”, said Rhodes-Vivour. “I don’t have a godfather.”