Meet Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour: Labour Party Governorship Candidate in Lagos


Gbadebo Chinedu also known as GRV is a Nigerian architect, activist and politician.

He is the gubernatorial candidate of the Labour party (LP) for Lagos State in the upcoming 2023 Lagos State gubernatorial election.

Who is Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour?

Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour is a Nigerian architect, activist and politician. He was the senatorial candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) for Lagos West senatorial district in the 2019 Nigerian Senate elections in Lagos State.

Full name: Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour

Nickname: GRV

Date of birth: 8 March 1983

Age: 39

Place of birth: Lagos

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State of origin: Lagos State

Nationality: Nigerian

Education:  University of Nottingham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Occupation: Architect, politician, activist

Previous office: He worked with Franklin Ellis Architects when he was in the UK

Net worth: Update soon

Spouse: Dr. Ifeyinwa Rhodes-Vivour (née Aniebo)

Children: Update soon

Deputy: Islamiyat Oyefusi

Parents: Olawale Rhodes-Vivour (father), Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour (mother)

Political party: Labour Party

Social media: Twitter@GRV

He was one of the first beneficiaries of the Not Too Young To Run legislation. In 2017, Rhodes-Vivour contested the Ikeja Local Government Area chairmanship under the KOWA party. Citing that the absence of godfatherism in the party made him contest under the platform. He lost to the candidate of the incumbent APC.

He is the Labour party gubernatorial candidate for the upcoming 2023 Lagos State gubernatorial election. He was initially one of the nominees gearing up to contest under the PDP, but pulled out just before the primary election was held.

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He cross-carpeted to the Labour party, contesting during substitute election through which the substantive candidate of the party was to be chosen, and came out victorious, getting 111 votes, to defeat former All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain Moshood Salvador, who got 102 votes.

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