- Labour Party and PDP may merge ahead of the governorship and state assembly elections in Lagos
- The governorship candidate of the Labour Party in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, said he is already in talks with the PDP
- The PDP governorship candidate in Lagos is Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor
Lekki – The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV), has confirmed talks with the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.
The Guardian reports that Rhodes-Vivour told his supporters in the Lekki area of Lagos that discussing with the PDP became necessary to forge a common front against the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the March 11 governorship contest.
According to GRV, the APC government has mismanaged the state’s resources; hence, he is in the race to give back to e people what belongs to them.
“We are talking to the owner of the structure of PDP. We will align with them in the coming days to ensure we take Lagos to the next level.”
Rhodes-Vivour: As governor, I will fix the ‘agbero’ problem in Lagos
In a related development, Rhodes-Vivour said he would address the security concerns in the state by empowering and upskilling touts, popularly knowns as ‘agberos’, in Lagos.
The Cable quoted him as saying:
“We are going to fix the agbero situation across the state. This has become a real issue; we need Lagos to become a 24-hour city, and security is essential to make that happen.”
Rhodes-Vivour bemoans violence against LP members during presidential election
Earlier, Rhodes-Vivour condemned what he called “the massive violence” unleashed on LP supporters in many parts of the state during the presidential and National Assembly elections.
He said LP supporters were attacked in Ikate, Surulere, Sangotedo, Aguda, Oshodi, and several areas in Nigeria’s commercial capital.
He, however, expressed satisfaction about the party’s performance in most polling units in the state and urged voters to replicate the same during the governorship election.
Non-indigenes panic over possible attacks by APC thugs in Lagos
Meanwhile, following the announcement of LP’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, as the winner of the presidential election in Lagos, there was tension and panic all over the state, especially among non-indigenes.
This followed threats by supporters of APC presidential candidate Bola Tinubu on social media that they would deal with Igbos for voting against their benefactor.
Following the threat, there have been pockets of attacks or attempted attacks on some business areas dominated by the Igbos.