Biography, political party, and mother of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour on Wikipedia
Biography, political party, and mother of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour on Wikipedia

Biography, political party, and mother of Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour on Wikipedia Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour, also known as GRV, is a Nigerian architect, activist, and politician. He was born on March 8, 1983. He is the Labour Party’s (LP) candidate for governor of Lagos State in the forthcoming 2023 election for governor of Lagos State. In the 2019 Nigerian Senate elections in Lagos State, he was the People’s Democratic Party’s (PDP) senatorial candidate for the Lagos West senatorial district.


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Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour was born on March 8, 1983, in Lagos Island, Nigeria, at the age of 39.

Country of origin: Nigeria

Bachelor of Architecture in education Research and Public Policy Master of Architecture

University of Lagos, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and University of Nottingham are alma maters (UNILAG)

Architect, politician, and activist

Active years: 2017 to date


Political career

Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Biography, Wikipedia, Mother, Family, Political Party

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.

In 2019, he contested for the senate seat to represent Lagos west under the PDP. His campaign points were to revamp the infrastructure within the district and well as to get out the incumbent who he term as an “absentee senator spending more resources pursuing a futile governorship bid in Ogun State, rather than focus on Lagos West that have already given him their mandate”.

He came second in the final polls, losing to the incumbent senator and contestant under the erstwhile ruling party APC, Adeola ‘Yayi’ Olamilekanola, by 243,516 votes to Adeolaʼs 323,817. Adeola received 41.38% of the votes, while Rhodes- Vivour received 39.40%. He contested the result in court, citing electoral violence and disruptions as reasons why the result should not be valid. However, the court deemed that not to be enough and upheld the election of his opponent.

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. 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.