Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, a former senatorial candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has been declared the winner of the Labour Party (LP) governorship primary for Lagos.
Rhodes-Vivour was declared winner of the LP substitution primary, which took place at Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday.
He polled 111 votes to defeat Moshood Salvador, a former chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), who got 102 votes.
Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, was a former gubernatorial aspirant in the Peoples Democratic Party in Lagos State.
Mr Rhodes-Vivour, one of the favourites to clinch the PDP’s guber ticket for the 2023 general election, withdrew from the race hours before the party’s primaries.
His withdrawal, alongside three other aspirants, paved the way for the emergence of Olajide Adediran, popularly known as Jandor, as the PDP governorship candidate.
Gbadebo is an architect, a businessman and a politician.
He had his first degree in Architecture from Nottingham University and a Masters degree from the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston.
He ventured into Politics in 2017 by contesting for Chairmanship of Ikeja Local Government under KOWA party. In 2019, at 35, he won the ticket of the People’s Democratic Party to contest the Lagos West Senatorial seat.