Former chieftain of the PDP, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has emerged as the flag bearer of the Labour Party in the Lagos State governorship election in 2023.
The party’s governorship primary poll was conducted on Wednesday, August 10 with a total of 216 accredited voters registered for the exercise with three void votes.
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour polled 111 votes while his contender, Mr Moshood Salvador polled 102 with 2 void votes as announced by the returning officer for the election and Deputy National Chairman of the party, Mr Bashir Apampa.
Apampa said: “The total number of accredited voters is 115, and Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour got 111 votes, Mr Moshood Salvador had 102 and we had two voided votes.
“Haven satisfied all the requirements in our guidelines, I want to announce Mr Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour as our candidate, after scoring the highest votes of 111. He is hereby declared the winner and returned elected.
“I want to thank all of you for your patience and I want to congratulate the two contestants for your spirit of sportsmanship,” he said.
Rhodes-Vivour acknowledged his contender and said he was ready to face the APC and the PDP in the general elections.
He also promised to tap from the wealth of knowledge and experience of all party members to be able to win Lagos State for the LP while thanking the delegates for entrusting him with the party’s ticket.