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Jakande’s 4years Achievement Bigger Than APC’s – GRV



The Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for governor in Lagos state, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, also known as GRV, said that the accomplishments of Pa Lateef Jakande’s administration, which ran the state from October 1979 to December 1983, were greater than those of the APC, which is currently in power (APC).

Rhodes-Vivour made this assertion in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme, monitored by our correspondent on Thursday.

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He said, “Alhaji Lateef Jakande never had any public sector experience but what he achieved in four years the APC government has not achieved in two decades.

“The visionary leader, Obafemi Awolowo, he had no public sector or governance experience but he moved the interest of the Yorubas to a level that people are still trying to aspire to. The fact is you must have empathy, self-capacity and courage to do the right thing.”

The LP candidate claimed that youths, who make up the new political demographic, are motivated by accountability.

“This government has run unaccountably for over two decades. They’ve empowered agberos, touts and thugs with so much violence. And they have not been brought to book,” Rhodes-Vivour said.

He added that the March 11–March 18 postponement of the elections for the governorship and state assembly did not dissuade him from pursuing his goal of becoming the next governor of Lagos.

“It is not about rushing an election; it is about getting it right and that is why we got the injunction to ensure that INEC actually follows its processes. There are a lot of things that must be done right if we want to get this country on the right path,” he said.

But, the LP gubernatorial candidate stated that the Independent National Election Commission (INEC) will need to earn his faith once more in light of what transpired in the presidential and National Assembly elections on February 25.

He asserted that Lagos residents demand effective government regardless of the language or tribe a leader speaks. He claimed to be a true global Lagosian with Yoruba heritage who received his education at some of the greatest universities in the world.


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