Rhodes-Vivour: We Will Do Whatever It Takes – LP Speaks On Sanwo-Olu’s Victory
The Labour Party (LP), Lagos chapter has reiterated its readiness to challenge the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the March 18 governorship election in Lagos State.
Naija News reports that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) had declared Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu the winner of the election.
The incumbent governor defeated the first runner-up, LP’s Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour.
Reacting to Gbadebo’s loss at a media briefing on Tuesday, LP Chairman in Lagos, Dayo Ekong insisted that Sanwo-Olu’s victory is momentary.
Ekong, who is a pastor said that the elections failed democratic tests, with attacks on loyalists and agents of opposition parties.
She argued that violence and threats sabotage the elections across the state.
“Ballot boxes were snatched and burnt; all manner of evil things happened. There was no credibility.
It was not free, we will seek redress. Whatever it takes for us to get justice, we will do,” Ekong said.
She disclosed that the party would petition INEC, the police, and the military over brutal attacks on some LP members.
The LP leader noted that set a bad precedent if the election goes unchallenged.
“People died…people were disenfranchised from exercising their civic responsibility. In Alimosho, Eti-Osa, Ibeju-Lekki, no results from over 1,000 units.
“This election is a sham. Election marred by violence! We reported this case in the past election and nothing was done.
“I want to tell you, Mr. Gbaje, the REC, that you have failed the youths. You have failed the masses, and you have not done the right thing,” she added.