The All Progressives Congress (APC) has accused the governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour, of being a bad loser who lacks the spirit of sportsmanship. The accusations follow a statement by Rhodes-Vivour on the ongoing elections, in which he blamed the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the police for provoking Lagosians, warning that if Lagos catches fire, it is not the LP’s fault.
The APC spokesperson, Seye Oladejo, responded by saying that Rhodes-Vivour’s scaremongering tactics were typical of bad losers who lack the spirit of sportsmanship. Oladejo added that security agencies should take note of Rhodes-Vivour’s threats, as his predilection for violence and warmongering is well known to Nigerians.
Oladejo went on to say that the APC was compiling reports of how its supporters were harassed and attacked during the elections, and that the LP candidate was playing the victim. He advised Rhodes-Vivour and the LP to embrace peace instead of threatening to bring down the roof on everybody, adding that it won’t work.
The APC’s accusations are the latest development in what has been a tense election season in Lagos. With the results still being tallied, tensions are high, and accusations are flying from all sides. Lagosians are hoping for a peaceful resolution to the elections, but it remains to be seen if that will be possible.