Former Lagos West Senatorial candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour joins Labour Party


Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, a former Lagos West Senatorial candidate, has joined the Labour party.

The politicians popularly known as GRV or The Hopeful Nigerian disclosed this in a tweet on Saturday, saying that it was time to do something different.

Gbadebo, an architect by training, won the People’s Democratic Party ticket to contest the Lagos West Senatorial seat in 2019.

He is described as one of the most effective grassroots mobilizers in the PDP in recent years, who has also demonstrated a rare capacity to govern having worked on several policy formulations for the party that has successfully been implemented in several states.

He has also remained consistent and committed in his advocacy for youth inclusion in governance, believing that the young people have the capacity and energy to change the face of Nigeria.

A source within the Lagos PDP told Vanguard that: “It came as a shock to see that GRV is considering a move to the Labor Party this weekend. But I am not surprised given how he was treated by the elected candidate of the party, Jandor who reneged on an agreement to appoint GRV as the deputy. It was also based on this agreement that GRV withdrew from the primaries after getting assurance from the leaders of the party.”