Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Biography, Father, Mother, Family, State

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Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour Biography, Father, Mother, Family, Wife, Political Party, State of Origin

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


Born: Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes- Vivour 8 March 1983 (age 39) Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Education: Bachelor of Architecture Master of Architecture Master of Research and Public Policy

Alma mater: University of Nottingham, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Lagos (UNILAG)

Occupations: Architect politician activist

Years active: 2017–date

Political party: Labour Party (Nigeria)

Spouse: Ifeyinwa Aniebo

Parents: Olawale Rhodes-Vivour (father), Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour (mother)

Political career

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.

Rhodes-Vivour is from a family of lawyers. He is the son of Barrister Olawale and Mrs. Nkechi Rhodes-Vivour. A former justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Bode Rhodes-Vivour, is his uncle, while the late Judge Akinwunmi Rhodes-Vivour is his grandfather. He is the great-grandson of Steven Bankole Rhodes; the second ever indigenous judge appointed in Nigeria

He is married to Dr. Ify Rhodes-Vivour (née Aniebo), a molecular geneticist by profession,[9] who is the daughter of former military administrator to Kogi and Borno states, Augustine Aniebo.

Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour, also known as GRV, is 40 years old as at 2023. He was born on the 8th of March 1983.

Gbadebo Chinedu Rhodes-Vivour is an indigene of Lagos State.

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