PDP Chieftain, Bode George and Others Endorse LP’s Rhodes-Vivour for Lagos Governorship Election
A socio-political group, Omo Eko Pataki, which consists of Bode George, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, Kofoworola Akerele-Buknor, a former deputy governor of Lagos State, and Onikepo Oshodi, has endorsed the Labour Party’s candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, as Lagos State governor in the upcoming March 11 election.
The group alleged threats being made against voters who refused to support a particular political party, characterizing it as divisive politics that could annihilate Nigerians.
George warned Lagos residents against voting for the All Progressives Congress, saying that the ruling party was planning to provoke peace-loving Lagosians by snatching ballot boxes on election day.
The PDP chieftain also narrated how non-Lagosians had contested and won elections in the state in the past, adding that Lagos remains a prime example of a conquered territory where politicians from other parts of the country reside like foreign monarchs and determine who gets elected to represent Lagosians.
The group warned that anything that happens to the LP governorship candidate, who they described as a vibrant, bona fide Lagosian, before or during the election, would be traced back to the ruling party, APC, whose members they accused of compromising the state’s agencies and organs of state, including the electoral commission itself.