A Lagos State governorship candidate under the Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has said that the youths in Lagos are tired of the two major political parties in the country and are prepared for a change.
The governorship aspirant stated this on Arise TV during an interview on the prospect of the Labour Party in the 2023 election.
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Rhodes-Vivour, who was formally a PDP gubernatorial aspirant in the state, had resigned before the party’s primary and joined the Labour Party.
He said he defected to the Labour Party because there was a need for an opposition party that is “in synch with the people,” and that can push for a “ballot revolution.”
He said, “The power base that is pushing this new ballot revolution, and the PDP at the state level, hasn’t quite synched that yet. So, that is why I chose to move to the Labour Party.
“And I believe that with the energy and what I have experienced so far in that party, 2023 will be like nothing Lagos has ever seen before.”
He also expressed strong optimism over the possibility of the youths in Lagos shunning the two major parties for an alternative “that has integrity.”
He said, “Youths are tired of the status quo. They are tired. They’re tired of PDP/APC. The conversation now is they want something that has integrity. They want something that’s clean.
“We can’t close our eyes to the fact that this person might have been a drug dealer at some point, or this person is corrupt but he has the money, the network, so we are going to vote for him.
“So, the question now is not the one year of your popularity contest, but how can you govern. So, the conversation has changed and it’s really refreshing to see a group of people that care so much about a brand of integrity, a brand of intelligence and cerebral capacity, and a brand of empathy.”