The Labour Party (LP) governorship candidate in the 2023 general elections, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour, has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) Southwest members to mount pressure on their leaders to proffer solutions to the current economic situation in the country.
GRV made the plea in a post via X while reacting to a video of an aged commercial driver who voted for President Bola Tinubu, saying he cannot pray for him.
In the viral video, the elderly man said he voted for Tinubu during the election and was almost beaten up at his polling unit.
The man also accused Tinubu of destroying his home, and when asked how the President destroyed his home, he said, “If my wife and children have not seen food to eat, is my house not already scattered?”
Reacting to the video, GRV said that poverty is not selective of party affiliations, stressing that funds should be pulled for social intervention and systematic solutions.
He added it is not the time to renovate any Presidential guest house.
He wrote, “I expect the SW-APC’s loud minority to mount pressure on their whatsapp group admins to then mount pressure on the SA’s to mount pressure on their leaders. To let their disconnected leaders understand, Nigeria is hard, People are suffering, funds should be pulled for social intervention and systematic solutions, that reduce food spoilage, delivery time of food produce, health care access and access to credit, Empathy. Now is not the time to renovate presidential guesthouse. The house that sits on bourdillon and Queens drive is more than enough.
“Suffering does not speak any language or demand you speak a language. Poverty is not selective of party affiliations. Opposition to nonsense matters. If Opposition did not speak up consistently about the 15-year train project, it would still be a reoccurring pipe dream. Agbadorians do your job, camping on my tweets is not productive, You don’t have to like Chinedu to push for empathy for the masses.”