Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, the Lagos State Governorship candidate for the Labour Party in the upcoming March 11 election, paid a visit to the Akere Spare Parts Market located in the Ajegunle area of the state. The visit was in response to the recent fire incident that occurred on Wednesday, causing significant damage to several shops in the market.
Rhodes-Vivour, who is popularly referred to as GRV, took to his Twitter handle to inform his followers about the reason for his visit to the market. He stated that he was there to assess the extent of the damage caused by the fire, which was reportedly started by an arsonist and political thugs. He further expressed his disappointment at the unfortunate event and emphasized that politics should be about ideas and not violence.
In his Twitter post, Rhodes-Vivour urged the people of Ajegunle not to be intimidated by the incident and assured them that they would rebuild the market together. The Labour Party governorship candidate empathized with the traders who lost their shops to the fire and promised to work towards creating an enabling environment for businesses to thrive in the state.
Furthermore, GRV said political differences should not result rainy form of violence as such, he said "We all have to live together in Lagos after the elections. No political ambition is worth the lives or livelihood of our people. No place should be threatened or destroyed for having differing political choices. It breaks my heart to see this happen in Lagos, it must end."
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