Connect with us


Ex-PDP chieftain, Rhodes-Vivour wins Labour Party governorship ticket in Lagos



A former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain in Lagos, Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, on Wednesday won the Labour Party governorship primary in the state.

The Chairman of the LP Electoral Committee in Lagos, Lamidi Apanpan, who announced the results of the election in Ikeja, said Rhodes-Vivour scored 111 votes to defeat his closest challenger, Moshood Salvador, who polled 102 votes.

He said 116 delegates took part in the election, adding that 115 were accredited for the exercise while one was absent.

According to him, two votes were voided in the election.

Apanpan said: “The total number of accredited voters is 115, and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour got 111 votes, Mr. Moshood Salvador had 102 and we had two voided votes.

READ ALSO: Doherty, Rhodes-Vivour, 2 others withdraw from PDP governorship race in Lagos

“Haven satisfied all the requirements in our guidelines, I want to announce Mr. Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour as our candidate, after scoring the highest votes of 111. He is hereby declared the winner and returned elected.”

The electoral officer commended the two aspirants and delegates for their peaceful conduct and sportsmanship throughout the process.

“I want to thank all of you for your patience and I want to congratulate the two contestants for your spirit of sportsmanship,” he added.

In his acceptance speech, Rhodes-Vivour said he was ready to face the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the PDP in next year’s election.

Join the conversation


Support Ripples Nigeria, hold up solutions journalism

Balanced, fearless journalism driven by data comes at huge financial costs.

As a media platform, we hold leadership accountable and will not trade the right to press freedom and free speech for a piece of cake.

If you like what we do, and are ready to uphold solutions journalism, kindly donate to the Ripples Nigeria cause.

Your support would help to ensure that citizens and institutions continue to have free access to credible and reliable information for societal development.

Donate Now