The Lagos state deputy governor-elect, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has lost his father, Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat.
He was until his death on Sunday, May 12, the traditional ruler of Afowowa Kingdom in Ewekoro local government area of Ogun state. He was aged 86.
According to a family source who pleaded anonymity, his remains would be buried on Monday, May 13, at his Yaya Abatan Street, Ogba residence according to Islamic rites.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)reports that the deputy governor- elect has also confirmed the passage of his father.
Hamzat, a former commissioner works and infrastructure in the state , expressed gratitude to God for the life his departed father lived .
”Today, a I lost my father, Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat. I thank Allah, the most gracious for the life he lived .
”One of the greatest things a father can give his children is courage and belief in their dreams .
”Thank you father for believing in ours," Hamzat said.
NAN reports that the late Hamzat was a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council (GAC),the highest decision making organ of the Lagos State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He was also a prominent member of the party’s elders’ council in the state .
He was a former national vice chairman of the Alliance for Democracy (AD) before it morphed into Action Congress (AC), later Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) and now All Progressives Congress.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state was declared winner of the governorship election in the state, beating Jimi Agbaje of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) with 533,304 votes.
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For Agbaje, the margin of loss was higher than what he recorded in 2015, when he lost to outgoing Governor Akinwunmi Ambode.
He then polled 659,738 votes to Ambode’s 812,394 Professor Eyitope Ogunbodede, vice chancellor, Obafemi Awolowo University and State Returning Officer for Lagos governorship election, said that Sanwo-olu polled 739,445 votes to defeat Agbaje who scored 206,141 votes.
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