The Labour Party governorship candidate in Lagos State, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour does not seem to be enjoying enough support from some members of his family. It is rumoured that GRV’s younger sister, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, who is the Executive Secretary of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Agency (DSVA) in Lagos State under the Babajide Sanwo-Olu Administration has turned her back on his ambition.
In an attempt to tackle gender-based violence in Lagos State two years ago, Vivour-Adeniyi was appointed by Governor Sanwo-Olu to head the DSVA. She had worked for a long time for the Domestic and Special Violence Response Team under the Lagos State Ministry of Justice. She was descibed as the most qualified personnel to head the team.
A video showing Vivour-Adeniyi extolling Sanwo-Olu’s qualities and listing his achievements in office has surfaced online. In the video, she recounts how DSVA has supported victims of domestic violence and how it helped them to get justice. She claims that such laudable strides were taken under the administration of Sanwo-Olu . Her speech is followed with a campaign advert for the All Progressive Congress (APC), stating that the party is the right choice to be voted for in the governorship seat.
However, mixed reactions have since trailed Vivour-Adeniyi’s choice. Many are hailing her for pledging allegiance to the state governor who gave her the privilege to head DSVA. While some are of the opinion that she shouldn’t have turned her back against her brother.