My family pedigree in Lagos dates back to 400 yrs — LP candidate


Governorship candidate of Labour Party, LP, in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has said, “those doubting his Yoruba heritage should study the history of Lagos, saying his focus is on how to uplift the megacity.”

He added that the “Yoruba-Igbo tribal card” being used by political opponents is a ruse to divide the populace and divert attention away from what he called “24 years of stopped economic and political development.”

In a statement made accessible to Sunday Vanguard, “the LP governorship candidate identified himself as Lagos’ first Omo onile olona.”

According to him, “I am a Lagos kid, without a doubt an Omo Eko native, he declared. If you are a Lagosian who has doubts about my Yoruba ancestry and wants to learn more, I recommend reading Lagos history. The Rhodes Vivour family has made significant contributions to the growth of Lagos, from my uncle, the Supreme Court Judge Bode Rhodes Vivour, to my father, Barrister Olawale Rhodes Vivour, a lawyer.”

“My family owns the property where City Hall is located. The largest plantation in Lagos was a property held by my great grandparents.”

Vanguard reported that, “My focus is on how to uplift Lagos, my beloved state of birth and lineage, by addressing the enduring Lagos traffic issue by building four new rail lines in four years, whose multiplier effects would create jobs throughout our economy, addressing the severe unemployment and underemployment that is the ‘Agbero’ culture, providing housing and social services, all of which you can read about in my manifesto.”

He further stated, “The Yoruba-Igbo tribal card is therefore an attempt by our political rivals to divide and divert our people from ending the cabal’s 24 years of stalled economic and political development of Lagos.”

Vanguard further reported, “It’s true that my mother is Igbo and my father is Yoruba. A child is the father’s offspring in Yorubaland. Moo k ni mi.”

“I, Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour, is an embodiment of the successful unity of Yoruba, Igbo and other Nigerians that propelled the Obidient political liberation movement, and I am calling you to vote for the freedom, progress and harmony we deserve, and for a new Lagos that would set the pace for a new Nigeria. Eko e dide.” he added.

Source: vanguard

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