Politics & Governance

From Okada Rider To Fed. Lawmaker- Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Celebrates LP House Of Rep-Elect 

The Labour Party governorship candidate in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has reacted to the election of Honorable Donatus Matthew who was elected to represent the people of Kaura Constituency in Kaduna State at the House of Representatives.

Honorable Mathew, an Okada Rider made the news headline on Saturday February 25 when he was declared winner of the National Assembly election against all odds.

He contested under the Labour Party, a relatively new political party which many people believed does not have a structure to win an election in Nigeria.

According to multiple reports online it was alleged that the lawmaker-elect did not engage in any major campaign during the electioneering processes. 

But with the popularity of its presidential candidate, Dr. Peter Obi, he was able to wriggle his way through the keenly contested poll and defeated the candidates of the All Progressive Congress and the People’s Democratic Party who were initially seen as heavyweight contestants favoured to emerge the winner.

He was among the many newly elected lawmakers who collected their Certificates of Return at the National Collation Center in Abuja on Wednesday.

Posting his picture with his certificate of return on his official twitter page on Thursday, the candidate of Labour Party in Lagos, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour celebrated the Rep-Elect and described his victory as a product of the Peter Obi effect. 

He wrote: “From Okada rider to a Federal Lawmaker. The Peter Obi Effect!

Hon Donatus Matthew of Kaura Fed. Constituency, Kaduna State gets his certificate of return as he thanks Peter Obi.”

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