The Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwanu Akiolu received warmly the Labour Party ( LP) governorship candidate in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV) on Thursday during a campaign visit.
Gbadebo was accompanied on the visit by his father Olawale Rhodes-Vivour and some LP chieftains ahead of the March 11 governorship election.
Naija News understands they visited the Oba of Lagos at his Iga-Iduganran Palace and the purpose of the visit was to pay their respect to the Lagos monarch and other traditional rulers.
Sharing photos from the visit, Gbadebo via his Twitter handle on Thursday expressed optimism, adding that he looks forward working with the traditional ruler.
He tweeted: “I was accompanied by my father and team to visit and pay our respects to the Oba of Lagos, we indigenous Lagosians will always respect and revere our traditional rulers, and I look forward to working with them to build a better Lagos.”
APC Will Suffer Heavier Defeat On Saturday, Lagos LP Boasts
Meanwhile, Labour Party in Lagos State has boasted that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state would suffer heavier defeat than it did during the Presidential/National Assembly elections in February this Saturday.
The state secretary of the party, Sam Emeka Okpara, said that the party is not bothered about the gale of endorsements the incumbent governor and the APC governorship candidate, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has been getting in support of his bid to retain the number one seat in the state.
According to Okpara, the insinuation in some quarters that the party is in a panic mode is not true, adding that LP in the state would never be in a panic mode.
“The whole world saw what happened on 25th (February). In spite of all the manipulations, all the suppressions, all the attacks, Labour Party won Lagos. And what happened on Saturday, the 25th of February, will be a child’s play to what’s going to happen on the 18th of March in Lagos,” Okpara said.
“I repeat, Labour Party is not in any panic mode and would never be,” he noted.
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Author: Chukwuani Victoria