Former presidential aide, Reno Omokri has made a case for the Labour Party Governorship candidate in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
Reno argued that Rhodes-Vivour name shows that he is one of the original Lagosians.
According to him, Vivour means a slave who survived slavery and made it back to Lagos more than a century ago as survivors.
Reno Omokri noted that while he is not in support of Vivour candidacy, he is of the opinion that he is a true Lagosian and it is within his right to run for office.
He wrote; ‘’Anybody with the last name Vivor has a very strong Lagos pedigree. The name is short for Survivor. The Vivors or Vivours are people who endured slavery and made it back to Lagos more than a century ago as survivors. Rhodes-Vivor could mean they survived Rhodes (possibly a former slave owner, or a name they were given or took) and lived to tell.
“I don’t support Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. I am very much loyal to the Peoples Democratic Party and.I urge all my followers in Lagos to vote PDP from top to bottom. However, I have been a victim of identity politics and nobody should have to go through that. But even if he was Igbo (he is not) and so what? We must make an effort to build a united country, and it takes some give and take.”