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2023: Rhodes-Vivour Challenges Otti After Election Victory




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The Labour Party (LP) Lagos governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has urged the governor-elect of Abia State, Dr Alex Otti to roll up his sleeve and rescue the state from the shackles of poverty and poor standard of living.

Naija News reports that Otti was declared the winner of the Abia state governorship election after polling a total of 175,466 to defeat the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Okey Ahiwe, who had 88,526 votes.

Congratulating Otti on his victory via a statement by his media aide, Judith Akatugba on Thursday, Rhodes-Vivour expressed confidence that the people of Abia State had made the best choice in choosing Otti as their next governor.

He subsequently urged Otti to show Nigerians that Labour Party is a class on its own.

He said, “I am confident that Sir Alex Otti will not waste time to prove to Nigerians through Abia state that indeed our great party, the Labour Party (LP), is an idea whose time has come.

“I believe he will approach governance from the people-first perspectives, which the LP represents.

“The people of Abia state have spoken and we have heard them loud and clear. They are obviously tired of leaders whose lives get better every day while the people suffer under-development amidst poverty. They have chosen to end the long years of deceit and corruption which have characterised governance in the state, despite the huge resources at the beck and call of Abia state. We appreciate their trust in the Labour Party and we assure them they will never regret this.

“To my brother, the governor-elect, this is the time to get to work without delay. The job starts now and not until after the inauguration. There is a need to prove to other states and Nigerians as a whole that the Labour Party (LP) is in a class of its own, and through you, we strengthen the movement of retiring those who have hoodwinked many Nigerians into believing that they are the best the nation can produce.

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“Once again, I congratulate you and wish you a development-filled administration in Abia state.”