Lagos : Labour Party candidate, Rhodes-Vivour, talks tough on guber election results
The Lagos State Labour Party governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has accused the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) of colluding with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state to manipulate Saturday’s governorship election.
According to him, the election was rigged for incumbent governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu to return to the office for a second term.
Rhodes-Vivour while reacting to the process and results of the election being collated by INEC, said that attacks on polling units, voters and his party agents are contrary to what he stands for and what Lagos truly represents.
He, however, vowed to challenge the outcome of the election.
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He tweeted on Sunday, “I am saddened by the confirmed reports of violence and gross disenfranchisement of voters who only wished to perform their civic duty.
“Attacks on polling units, voters, and our party agents are totally antithetical to what we stand for & what Lagos truly represents.
“Collusion between the ruling party and electoral officials to return the candidate of the APC is a slap on the face of democracy and everyone who came out to vote for us on Saturday.
“In the light of this, I am convinced beyond any doubt that the results being released by INEC do not represent the wishes of majority of peaceful Lagosians.
“More so the results from our field agents and situation room indicated that we won this election.
“I am a champion of the people, we are far from done. Do not lose hope, do not waver.
“This is not over, we have not come this far to accept outright lies, criminality & falsehoods.
“A fight for FREEDOM is never easily won.
“Every vote cast for me was done in the face of intimidation and risk of personal harm. Every such vote must count. Defending every one of those votes is a sacred duty. I will defend your votes – this is my vow to every LP voter.”