Nollywood actress and entrepreneur, Iyabo Ojo, has declared her support for Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the gubernatorial candidate for the Labour Party, in the upcoming Lagos gubernatorial elections.
In a post shared on her social media handles, the actress expressed her confidence in Rhodes-Vivour’s leadership for a better Lagos. According to Ojo, Rhodes-Vivour is the “Son of the Soil, Omo Eko Gangan.”
Rhodes-Vivour’s campaign has been gaining momentum in the race to become the next governor of Lagos. His campaign promises include improving education, healthcare, and transportation infrastructure in the state, as well as promoting entrepreneurship and job creation.
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In her statement, Ojo urged Lagosians to support whoever they want, saying, “Please vote and support your own choice in peace.” Let the best man win; a better Lagos is what we pray for; no fight, no hate.”
The gubernatorial elections are scheduled to take place on March 18, 2023, and with Iyabo Ojo’s endorsement, some believe his chances of emerging as the next governor of Lagos have received a significant boost, while others have criticised the actress for endorsing the candidate based on emotions.
Recall that, Ojo named Labour Party candidate Peter Gregory Obi as her preferred candidate in the general elections. The actress shared the poster of the Labour Party with Obi’s photo on it and declared him her choice.
In her words, “My choice is @peterobigregory we need a breath of fresh air & I strongly believe in his vision & mission, most especially his management skills. Nigeria cannot be repaired in 4 years but we need a positive starting point for a better Nigeria so that our children & the ones yet unborn won’t have to face this hardship we’re facing. We need to start building a system that will work for the betterment of our people & our country.”
Highlighting why she would be voting for him, the actress mentioned that it is not about religion or tribe, but rather about accountability and ending the pain and struggles of the common man.