By Okunade Adekunle, Lagos
The legislator representing Mushin Constituency 2, in the Lagos State House of Assembly, Hon. AbdulSobur Olayiwola Olawale, has condoled the Deputy Governor-Elect of the state, Dr Obafemi Hamzat and the entire Hamzat dynasty, over the death of their father , Oba Olatunji Hamzat.
In a statement issued by the Lawmaker, on Thursday, he said that the death of Oba Olatunji Hamzat remains a shock to him, stating that the political system in the state had lost a rare gem.
Olawale explained that the late All Progressives Congress (APC) Leader was a reference point to many young rising politicians in Lagos and Southwest in general, stating that his political legacy would continue to exist even after his lifetime.
The lawmaker, going down memory lane, narrated the contributions made by Pa Hamzat to the entrenchment of democracy, stating that the late king was a principled politician whose political style is worthy of emulation.
“I sympathize with our Deputy Governor-Elect, Dr Obafemi Hamzat, his brother, Hon. Ganiyu Hamzat and the entire Hamzat dynasty over the death of Papa. Baba Hamzat lived a fulfilled life, he is progressive politician whose philosophy centres on welfarism, equity and social justice. The APC as a party had lost a great leader, political juggernaut and strategist”, said Olawale.
He added, “On behalf of my constituency and residents of Mushin Constituency 2, I console with all the family members of Hamzat and I pray Almighty Allah give them fortitude to bear the lost. I know fully well that Papa’s legacy will never die. The progressive wing of our political system will never forget you because you fought against tyranny and military dictatorship to restore democracy in Nigeria.”
Olawale stated, “His kind is so rare in politics because he believes in humanitarian politics and the emancipation of the weak in our system”.