Reno Omokri Says Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Eligible To Emerge Lagos State Governor



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Reno Omokri, the media aide to the former president of Nigeria, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has explained why Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the gubernatorial candidate for Labour Party is eligible to emerge as the governor of Lagos state should he win the coming election on Saturday, March 11.

According to Omokri, the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate is from an historic lineage in Lagos state.

Several political pundits have taken to social media to show disapproval for the Labour Party gubernatorial candidate due to his ethnic affiliation with the Igbo tribe through his mother, Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour. Some social media commentators claimed that he is not eligible to represent Lagos, a state located in the Western part of Nigeria because he is not absolutely ‘Yoruba’.

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Despite harsh criticism from pundits, Reno Omokri has taken to his Instagram account to make a case for Gbadebo Rhodes- Vivour. In his post, he mentioned that the politician’s name shows he is one of the original Lagosians.

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Read his post below,

Anybody with the last name Vivor has a very strong Lagos pedigree. The name is short for Survivor. The Vivors or Vivours are people who endured slavery and made it back to Lagos more than a century ago as survivors. Rhodes-Vivor could mean they survived Rhodes (possibly a former slave owner, or a name they were given or took) and lived to tell.

I don’t support Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. I am very much loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party and.I urge all my followers in Lagos to vote PDP from top to bottom. However, I have been a victim of identity politics and nobody should have to go through that. But even if he was Igbo (he is not) and so what? We must make an effort to build a united country, and it takes some give and take.”


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