The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in Lagos state Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has responded to critics who laugh at him for not being able to speak fluent Yoruba language.
Rhodes-Vivour addressed the lingering criticism while answering a question posed to him on the subject matter during an interview session on Arise TV’s Morning show on Sunday, March 12, 2023.
According to him, he has hired a Yoruba teacher because he was interested in learning the deep history of the Yoruba language.
[Video] I'm learning Yoruba, Rhodes-Vivour replies critics— Vanguard Newspapers (@vanguardngrnews) March 12, 2023
The governorship candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has responded to critics who laugh at him for not being able to speak fluent Yoruba language. pic.twitter.com/RZumrXNmvh
The LP candidate stressed that speaking the language will endear him more to the people he intends to govern.
Recall conversations across social media had been hinged on Rhodes-Vivour mixed Yoruba-Igbo heritage with his middle name ‘Chinedu’ becoming a point for his opponents to ridicule his campaign.
He has been accused of supporting the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), which made many Lagosians fear that his emergence as governor might spread the tentacles of the secessionist group to the Yoruba land.
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