Labour Party! See The End SARS Protester Running For Lagos Governor Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour
When Peter Obi won the state during the presidential election last weekend, all eyes now appear to be focused on Gbadebo Patrick Rhodes-Vivour, the Labour Party’s nominee for governor of Lagos State.
Gbadebo GRV, also known as Patrick Rhodes-Vivour, is an architect, activist, and politician.
He is the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for governor in Lagos State’s impending election this weekend.
GRV was initially one of the nominees gearing up to contest under the PDP but pulled out just before the primaries were held.
He then cross-carpeted to the Labour Party where he contested the primaries and emerged victorious after defeating former All Progressives Congress (APC) Chieftain Moshood Salvador.
Let us now take a closer look at who he is.
On March 8, 1983, in Lagos state, he was born to Barrister Olawale and Mrs Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour. He comes from a family of lawyers as his father is a Barrister and his mother a former Supreme Court of Nigeria justice and jurist.
His uncle is Bode Rhodes-Vivour, and his grandfather is the late Judge Akinwunmi Rhodes-Vivour. He is the great-grandson of Steven Bankole Rhodes, Nigeria’s second indigenous judge.
He attended Chrisland primary and secondary schools until JSS3, at which point he moved to Paris to attend Ecol Artive Berlin, where he finished his secondary education.
He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Nottingham and a Master of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
He completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 2008 after his first Masters. He later attained a second Master’s degree in Research and Public Policy; from the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
His Role In The End SARS Protest
Rhodes-Vivour has been active in causes that affect Nigerians in every sphere of their lives in the area of good governance, health, education, the environment and so forth.
For instance, he is the convener of Nigerians Against GMO, an NGO organization that campaigns against the proliferation of genetically modified foods in Nigeria.
He collaborated to spearhead a 2,000-person march to the Senate in 2017 to raise awareness about environmental deterioration. Additionally, he has advocated for history to be taught in schools in Nigeria.
In honour of World Malaria Day and to inspire people, Rhodes-Vivour partnered with WellaHealth in 2022 to offer free health tests and insurance to 1 million Lagos residents with voter cards.