There Are Plans To Kill Rhodes-Vivour Before Lagos Governorship Election – Bode George
A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George says there are plans to kill Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP).
Speaking at a press conference in Lagos on Monday, George raised an alarm over an alleged “grand design” to “secretly eliminate” Rhodes-Vivour before the Lagos governorship election.
The PDP chieftain said he and a group, Omo Eko Pataki, uncovered the heinous plan to avoid a repetition of the dreadful history when a former PDP governorship candidate, Funsho Williams, was murdered in the build-up to the 2007 general elections.
He warned that should anything happen to Rhodes-Vivour, who he described as “this vibrant bonafide Lagosian,” Nigerians should know who to hold.
Goerge said, “We wish to inform Nigerians about the heinous plan, to secretly eliminate the Labour Party governorship candidate, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the latest move by the take Lagos occupiers, to take him out of circulation before the election on Saturday.
“It’s not a matter of party, the essence of life is to open yourself to protect others and I told you that Funsho williams is my younger brother. I was in the villa when the president then called me that I am just getting a report that they have killed Funsho Williams, they gave me a presidential plane to come down and I saw his corpse, so we don’t want a repeat.
“We, hereby, warn that, should anything happen to this vibrant bonafide Lagosian, who fate has thrown up to free our dear state from the stranglehold of marauders, Nigerians should know who to hold.”
The PDP chieftain also called on Lagosians to shun “divisive politics of annihilation” and come out in large numbers to vote for the LP candidate in the March 11 election.
He said, “As we speak, there are grand designs, to provoke the peace-loving Nigerians, whose resolve is to effect change through the ballot box on Saturday, as threats are being issued against voters suspected to be willing to vote against incumbency.
“To this disposition, we, the Omo Eko Pataki, say it is the most heinous crime against humanity in this 21st century, and condemn such in all its entirety.
“We reject this divisive politics of annihilation of innocent Nigerians, which seek to create anarchy and provoke the anger of the citizenry. We wish to remind all the non-Lagosian agents of the Lagos state government, that Nigerians have lived together in peace, irrespective of any political party in power.
“We equally urge the electorate in Lagos to go out in their numbers on Saturday, to vote against the plundering that has bedevilled our prosperous state for over two decades as adequate security is assured to everyone out to exercise their civic responsibility.
“We also call on INEC, to ensure the use of a transformational BVAS regime, for the transparency of the exercise, a departure from the February 25 archaic system, where result sheets were moved manually from polling units.
“24 hours in politics is a very long time, people are discussing at various levels from Abuja to local government because everybody has realized that the electorate is bigger than card-carrying members of your party.”
Meanwhile, the Lagos State chapter of Ohanaeze Ndigbo has endorsed the re-election of the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is a candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC).