Lagos Guber Elections: Who Is Afraid Of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour?



It is time to unseat Governor Sanwo-Olu

The gubernatorial election of March 11, 2023, in Lagos State, pits the leading opposition party, Labor Party, against the ruling All Progressive Congress {APC}. The gubernatorial candidate for the Labor Party is Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor. He is a thirty-nine-year-old American-educated architect. Unlike the APC candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, he is a native of Lagos State. He is the great grandson of a prominent indigenous Lagosian, S.B. Rhodes, a founding father of the Nigerian executive and judiciary. Youthful, educated, honorable and with a sense of mission and belief in his ability to change the course of history, he personifies the goals and objectives of the Labor Party. The goal of the Labor Party is to dislodge the corrupt, vicious oligarchy that have misruled Nigeria for so long, and made life unbearable for most Nigerians. 

Rhodes-Vivour was a visible presence at the #EndSARS protest. The Labor Party movement is driven by the same impulse that engendered the #EndSARS protest. In that pertinent and laudable protest against the status quo, the youths - the flower and promise of Nigeria – spoke for the generality of Nigerians. Totally oblivious of tribal, religious, political and socio-economic divides, they stood united in their demanded for social justice, accountability and transparency in governance, and an end to every form of official brutality. 

Rhodes-Vivour is spearheading the Labor Party democratic revolution in Lagos State that will dethrone the Lagos rendition of moribund and evil oligarchy, and break their amoral and cruel grip on the state. Unlike there anarchistic and bloody revolutions of zealots and fanatics, the Labor Party revolution is anchored on democratic tenets and within the confines of the law. It will inundate, overwhelm and dethrone the status quo in Lagos State. It will usher in a new, livable and functional Lagos, marked by the rule of law, equitable distribution of the state resources, accountability, transparency, respect for individual rights, end to police, and all forms of official, brutality, etc; 

The shooting, killing and maiming of unarmed, peaceful, flag-waving, national anthem-singing, Nigerian youths on “Black Tuesday” at the Lekki Toll Gate Plaza left an indelible moral blemish on the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu. That blood-spattered onslaught on innocent Nigerian youths for exercising their constitutionally guaranteed right to peaceful protests was morally reprehensible, inexcusable and unpardonable. It was a crime against humanity. It is payback time for Sanwo-Olu for that slaughter of the youths at the Lekki Toll Gate. It is time to yank his blood-dripping hands off the helm of affairs of Lagos State. Therefore, it behooves Lagosians to vote him out on March 11, 2023.

The electoral contest on that day is between light {LP/Rhodes-Vivor} and darkness {APC/ Sanwo-Olu}. Lagosians must inevitably embrace the light and cast out darkness. And thus, break the stranglehold of the APC cabal on the state and bring an end to the corruption, cronyism, theft of public funds, extortion, glamorization of thuggery and political violence, and all the other excesses of the Sanwo-Olu administration. 

Armed with our PVC, every inhabitant of Lagos State must join in this laudable crusade to unseat Sanwo-Olu. It is our moral, spiritual, civic, political and democratic obligation to troop out, en-masse, on March 11, 2023, and vote in Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor of the Labor Party, as the new governor of Lagos State.