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General News of Monday, 13 March 2023


He was my age when I contested in Anambra - Obi defends Rhodes-Vivour again

A collage of Peter Obi and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour A collage of Peter Obi and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour

With the governorship election in Lagos only days away, Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called out a section of Nigerians who have questioned the age of the Labour Party governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivor.

Rhodes-Vivor has come under intense scrutiny for his age ahead of the March 18 governorship and state assembly elections with many stating the 39-year-old MIT graduate might be too young to handle an economic hub like Lagos State.

But in an interview on Arise TV on Monday, March 13, Obi stressed that Rhodes-Vivor's age is just idle for the task ahead as he rallied support for the young politician.

Obi noted that Rhodes-Vivor is a true Lagosian who was chosen through the right process as he stressed that he was around that age when he contested the Anambra governorship election.

"The Labour Party candidate in Lagos is the best candidate. He is a true and true Lagosian. I support him 100 so do I do other Labour Party candidates chosen through the right process," he said.

"When I was contesting, I was his age with no experience when I started politics. I started campaigning in 2003 and by the time the election took place, I was 42. People said the same thing about me. And it is good to bring someone without the experience of corruption."