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At What Point Did Igbos Become Powerful Enough To Choose A Governor For Lagos - Lasisi Olagunju

It is no longer news that there is controversies surrounding the forthcoming governorship election and state House of Assembly elections scheduled to hold this coming Saturday in Lagos State. 

It would be recalled that there are three front-runners that are vying for the post of governor of Lagos. 

Babajide Sanwo-Olu is seeking to be re-elected for the second time. However, the number of vote scored by Labour Party in the just concluded 2023 presidential polls has been given Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu source of concerns. 

There is also controversy regarding the identity of the candidate of the Labour party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. 

One of Nigeria's popular journalist and columnist with Tribune Newspaper, Lasisi Olagunju, in his recent article, asked why are some people afraid that the Igbos will vote for Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. 

According to Lasisi Olagunju looking at the demographic of Lagos, it is actually the Yoruba people that control most of the cities. 

According to him, people should stop the narrative that Igbo can decide who governs Lagos State through their votes. 

"So, at what point did the Igbo become the ‘landlords’ powerful enough to choose a governor for Lagos? The creepy change in demographics and in property ownership is actually all over the South-West." he stated on his article.

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Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour. Igbos Labour Labour Party Tribune Newspaper


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