Ahead of the March 18 governorship election in Lagos, Labour Party, LP’s governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has blasted the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for refusing to honour the invitation to gubernatorial debates.
In an interview with the Vanguard, The LP candidate, popularly known as GRV, also said it’s baffling that Sanwo-Olu who’s from Ogun state is questioning his Lagos progeny.
He called out the state governor for evading public debates, saying it is ‘disrespectful’ of a governor who ‘owes it to the people’ to ‘account for his stewardship’.
“I mean it’s an insult, it’s a big insult first of all. The Governor is actually extremely disrespectful; he is extremely disrespectful to Lagosians because after they gave him the position for four years, you owe it to them to come and account for your stewardship. Be it a debate or whatever.
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“To add to that is that a man from Ijebu is questioning a Rhodes-Vivour. I mean my great-great grandfather was the first Nigerian-Lagosian that was admitted into government in this country under Governor Bourdilion’s government; after which was Adeyemo Alakija, you then have Doherty.
“So when you see me and Funsho Doherty, it’s almost like history repeating itself. These are old Lagos families.
“To bring this kind of disrespect because you are desperate; if you had done the job well, you wouldn’t need to intimidate or suppress people’s votes.”