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General News of Monday, 13 March 2023


Knocks for Rhodes-Vivour after he says he has hired a Yoruba teacher to teach him the language

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Nigerians on social media are reacting to the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour's recent comment that he is not able to speak the Yoruba language fluently.

Speaking in a recent interview on Arise TV, Rhodes-Vivour addressed the criticisms that have surrounded his ability to communicate fluently in his native Yoruba language.

He told the hosts that he has hired a Yoruba teacher because he was interested in learning deeply about the Yoruba language.

The LP candidate stressed that speaking the language will endear him more to the people he intends to govern.

Recall conversations across social media had been hinged on Rhodes-Vivour mixed Yoruba-Igbo heritage with his middle name ‘Chinedu’ becoming a point for his opponents to ridicule his campaign.

See how Nigerians reacted