The Deputy Governor of Lagos State, Femi Hamzat has debunked reports of his first son showing support for the presidential candidate of the Labour party, Peter Obi and joining the rally in the state.
Gov Sanwo-Olu's deputy warned supporters of Peter Obi to stop cheap tactics that would not yield political gains.
Hamzat gave the warning in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media, Tunde Alao.
During the rally in Lagos on Saturday, a picture went viral after the Labour Party (LP) candidate’s followers labelled it Hamzat’s son.
“Femi Hamzat, Lagos State Deputy Governor’s 1st son joins the movement of Obidient. Dude wants to be Yusful to himself'', the caption read.
The rejoinder explained that the individual in the photograph is neither the deputy governor’s son nor his relative.
It called the claim another mischievous, false and malicious attempt to cause friction between the deputy governor and loyalists across Nigeria.
It noted that Hamzat has a reputation of commitment and loyalty to the Sanwo-Olu led administration and the All Progressives Congres (APC).
“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,” he said.
He advised Obi’s supporters to get serious with their campaigns and urged Nigerians to be on the look out for actions meant to deceive them.