Gubernatorial candidate of the Labour Party, Gbadebo Rhodes-Vivour has expressed confidence that the announcement of Oro festival in parts of Lagos cannot mar his victory in the governorship election on Saturday.
Oba Elegushi of Ikate and Oba of Ijegun were said to have announced that the Oro cult festival would take place from Thursday and end on Saturday.
Rhodes-Vivour warned that the festival should not be used a scary plot to prevent voters from performing their civic responsibility.
“Traditional rulers know better not to do any festival that will in any way disenfranchise any voter,” he said in a video post shared on Wednesday.
Oro, is an agelong traditional Yoruba festival, women, visitors, and non-members of the cult are not permitted to witness the festival, and it usually comes with a curfew.
Gbadebo is currently seen as a gubernatorial candidate that may leverage the waves of the Obidient Movement to dislodge the incumbent Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
GRV said: “We will come out in force and insist that [there will not be] any form of intimidation or harassment on Saturday, and our votes will count.”