Elder statesman and a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bode George, has alleged that there are plans by some people to assassinate the Lagos State gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour ahead of Saturday March 11, election.
George made the revelation at a press conference in Lagos on Monday, March 6, where he referred to the unsolved murder of former governorship hopeful, Funsho Williams, who was assassinated at his Ikoyi residence ahead of the 2007 elections.
George said he and a group, Omo Eko Pataki, had uncovered the heinous plan to avoid repeating the dreadful history.
“We wish to inform Nigerians about the heinous plan to secretly eliminate the Labour Party Governorship Candidate, Mr Gbadebo Rhodes Vivour, the latest move by the Lagos occupiers, to take him out of circulation before the election on Saturday.
“It’s not a matter of party, the essence of life is to open yourself to protect others and I told you that Funsho williams is my younger brother. I was in the villa when the president then called me that I am just getting a report that they have killed Funsho Williams, they gave me a presidential plane to come down and I saw his corpse, so we don’t want a repeat,” he said.
“We, hereby, warn that, should anything happen to this vibrant bonafide Lagosian, who fate has thrown up to free our dear state from the stranglehold of marauders, Nigerians should know who to hold.” he added
Since the Labour Party won the presidential election in Lagos state despite president-elect Bola Tinubu’s political influence, Rhodes-Vivour’s growing popularity has been a cause of concern for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).