Outrage as old tweets of Lagos Governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, seemingly defending IPOB surfaces


Netizens have raised suspicion regarding the Labor Party’s Lagos gubernatorial candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, given the discovery of old tweets and Facebook posts that seemingly show his defense of separatist group IPOB.

He will face APC’s Babajide Sanwaolu and PDP’s Abdul-Azeez Olajide Adediran a.k.a Jandor in the upcoming election on March 11.

What is more, in 2019 he ran for senatorial seat in Lagos under the name Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour, which furthered some Yoruba people’s fears that he is an IPOB sympathizer with ulterior motives for wanting to become Governor of Lagos State.

However, many have come out to defend him, saying that since his mother is Igbo, he was merely expressing empathy towards his own people.

See his old posts below,


Read some comments below,

@ItsjustOlaa wrote, “Lagosians and Lagos residents, it’s like you people don’t like your peace that Sanwo Olu is giving you in that Lagos,you want an IPOB apologist like GRV to come and tell you that Monday is for sit at home. Iro o ! Lagos isn’t a land of chaos, Eko O Ni BAJE Se 🤝”

@_asiwajulerry wrote, “This Lagos state Gubernatorial election is going to be a tough one.

Sanwo Olu is wanted out for so many reasons.

This GRV guy has just been casted as an unrepentant IPOB apologist with hidden agenda.

The other option Jandor and Funke doesn’t look like they’re even serious.”

@villageparot wrote, “Tinubu’s son married an Igbo woman, he’s not IPOB.

Davido’s mother and wife was/is Igbo, he’s not IPOB.

GRV is IPOB because his wife and mother are Igbo.

Awon eranko jatijati. Bigots oshi.”

@zhurg_ wrote, “Most of the guys pushing this GRV agenda cannot even comprehend the contents of the tweets they are pushing.

They just read IPOB and boom, they are enraged.”

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