LP’s Rhode Vivour Said He Will Not Congratulate Sanwo-Olu
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Lagos has pledged never to congratulate the incumbent governor, Governor Babajide Sawno-Olu following his victory at Saturday’s election.
The independent National Electoral Commission had earlier declared Governor Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressive Congress after securing a total of 762,134 votes to beat his closest rival, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour of the Labour Party who secured 312,329 votes to come second while Abdul-Azeez Adediran popular known as Jandor of the People Democratic Party secured a distant vote of 62,449.
While sharing a video at a press conference of how election results were manipulated to favour Sanwo-Olu, Rhodes-Vivour said the election was a sham.
“The signatures are there, but these results have been tampered with and uploaded. Also, a lot of results are called authentic results, but they are state of assembly results or presidential results. These results are being calculated and announced by INEC. There are so many instances of these, and it won’t stand”. He said.
As a result of the countless instances of electoral violence in Lagos Stae where a lot of people were seen to be disenfranchised through thuggery and violence, Rhodes-Vivour called what happened a “state-backed terrorism”.
He also said there was a polling unit where an entire agent of a party was chased away. He further claimed that aside from the disenfranchisement and violence witnessed, there was a deliberate attempt by INEC to manipulate the results along with the ruling party.
The Labour Party candidate thanked those who came out in support to exercise their voting franchise and also urged the people in power to speak up.
He further said, he and team have their own results which they are in the lead and they will challenge the outcome of the electoral process in a court of law.
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