The Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, has warned supporters of the Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, against cheap tactics that would not yield any political gains.
Hamzat gave the warning on Sunday while reacting to a purported picture of his son at a Labour Party rally.
“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,” he said.
In a statement, the deputy governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Tunde Alao, said the young man in the purported picture is neither Hamza’s son nor a relative.
The statement read, “For the avoidance of doubt, the gentleman in the displayed photograph is neither the deputy governor’s son nor his relative.”
He further stated that the picture circulating online is ‘another malicious attempt to cause friction between him and his admirers.’
Hamza emphasized that ‘he has a reputation of commitment and loyalty to the Sanwo-Olu led administration and the All Progressives Congress.”
He said, “The viral message is 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 and ours is not about bogus statistics and lies.”