Naija News understands that Hamzat made this known in a tweet on Sunday, where he twitted as thus; “Today, I lost my father Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat, Olu of Afowowa. I thank Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful for the life he lived.
One of the greatest gifts a father can give his children is courage & belief in their dreams. Thank you Father for believing in ours.”
Obafemi Hamzat is the incoming deputy governor of Lagos state who ran as ran deputy alongside Babajide Sanwo-Olu as governor of the state under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
They are due to be sworn in on 29 May.