‘OBIdient’ supporter not my son, says Lagos Deputy Governor


The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Obafemi Hamzat, has denied an online picture purportedly said to be that of his son, Femi Hamzat, who recently joined the ‘OBIdient rally in Lagos in support of Peter Obi.

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Tunde Alao, Senior Special Assistant to the Deputy Governor on Media said in a statement on Sunday, that “the gentleman in the displayed photograph is neither the Deputy Governor’s son nor his relative.”

Alao said the viral message was another mischievous, false and malicious attempt to cause friction between the Deputy Governor and his admirers and loyalists across the nation.

“Dr. Hamzat has a reputation of commitment and loyalty to the Sanwo-Olu led administration and the All Progressives Congress. His support is for Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Senator Kashim Shettima. Our party and all our supporters are working hard to ensure that our candidates get the votes of Nigerians. Ours is not about bogus statistics and lies.

“Any attempt to denigrate his character by spewing falsehood about his family will remain a vain and futile attempt until eternity.

“Supporters of the Labour Party should get serious with their campaigns and desist from cheap tactics that would not yield any political gains.

“We hope that Nigerians will detect these tendencies to deceive and see it for what it is. It is too late in the day to keep lying to Nigerians. It won’t work,” Alao stressed.