In what is shaping up to be a closely contested race for the Lagos State Gubernatorial elections, the first son of retired Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour JSC CFR and brother of Lagos Labour Party gubernatorial candidate Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has thrown his weight behind the incumbent Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
In a statement released made available online, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour’s brother highlighted Governor Sanwo-Olu’s impressive track record of accomplishments during his time in office, citing initiatives such as the construction of numerous roads and bridges, the establishment of the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund, and the implementation of policies aimed at reducing traffic congestion in the state.
Rhodes-Vivour further commended Sanwo-Olu’s commitment to the development of Lagos State, stating that the governor’s vision for a modern and sustainable Lagos was one that he fully supported. He urged Lagosians to give the governor a second term in office, noting that continuity of leadership was essential to the successful implementation of long-term development plans.
Rotimi Victor Rhodes-Vivour Foundation statement reads;
It is with great pride and all humility that we support and affirm the candidacy of a man of great achievements in the person of His Excellency, GOV. BABAJIDE SANWO-OLU.
Fellow Lagosians, we specially congratulate you for choosing to continue in the path of progress and infrastructural development by choosing our GOVERNOR to run for a second term, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has brought critical development to the state and therefore deserves to be elected for a second term. Continuity and Peace is one thing we know and feel Lagosians will celebrate.
In the last four years, Lagosians are fully aware of Gov, Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s achievements which include;
• The construction of over 308 roads
• The repositioning of the health sectors through the building of more health centres at the grassroots, and
• Afree health policy for children below 18 years and adults above 65 years of age.
In the area of public transportation, the integrated mass transportation initiative has also recorded huge progress with the successful completion of the elevated seas crossing track of the blue line mass transit project and most especially the light rail which we are still celebrating today. We have also seen the determination of his administration to prioritize the development of the education sector in the state through increased budget allocation to the sector which currently stands at 10 per cent. We have witnessed his Midas touch in the areas of youth development and agriculture.
At this point we dare say that even the blind has seen the development of this administration, it is visible in the way he has empowered the PWDs and given them a sense of belonging in the ‘Greater Lagos’ project. It is Important that he Completes the task of ensuring that all Lagosians, male and female, attend school, reforming our educational system for relevance to the challenges of this century. Additionally, completing the task of universal health coverage for all and strengthening the capacity of the Local Governments to deliver on their respective mandates is a task we all need to support.
Based on the foregoing, The Rotimi Victor Rhodes Vivour Foundation is deploying all its machinery and youth outreach to the support of this special project and using this oppoutunity to charge the electorate to rally support for the governor to achieve a second term in office, because he has done wonderfully welll.
The endorsement of Governor Sanwo-Olu by the Rhodes-Vivour family is a significant boost to the governor’s reelection campaign. With the Lagos State gubernatorial elections fast approaching, political analysts are predicting a keenly contested race, with several candidates jostling for the top job.
However, with the support of prominent individuals like the Rhodes-Vivour family, Governor Sanwo-Olu may have the edge needed to secure another term in office.