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General News of Wednesday, 22 March 2023


‘Agberocracy’ produced an illegitimate govt – GRV slaps Sanwo-Olu after U.S Mission tweet

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV) Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV)

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour (GRV), the Labour Party governorship candidate in Lagos has reacted to Sanwo-Olu's victory in the just concluded March 18 governorship elections.

The 40-year-old described Sanwo-Olu's victory as an “Agberocracy.”

GRV disclosed this via his Twitter handle in his reaction to a post by US Mission Nigeria on the just last concluded election.

“Agberocracy has Produced an Illegitimate government. Now more than ever, it is time for #ourlagos,” he wrote.

Incumbent governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was declared the winner of the March 18 election by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

According to the electoral body, Sanwo-Olu polled 762,134 votes, defeating LP’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, who scored 312,329, followed by Abdul-Azeez Adediran, aka Jandor, with 62,449 votes.

But, GRV had rejected the results, saying he would seek redress in court.

The US Mission Nigeria had frowned at voter suppression and cases of violence in the 18 March governorship and the House of Assembly elections.