In a tweet on Sunday, Hamzat stated: ”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 ran with Mr Babajide Sanwo-olu in the Lagos governorship race which they won under the banner of the All Progressives Congress (APC). They are due to be sworn in on 29 May.