Ambode shuns Hamzat father’s burial, jets to Abuja

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode shunned the burial of Oba Mufutau Olatunji Hamzat, father of the deputy governor-elect of the state, Femi Hamzat.

Aged 86, the late Hamzat was the traditional ruler of Afowowa Kingdom in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State.

Present at the funeral were National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, Governor- elect of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and Lagos Deputy Governor,  Oluranti Adebule.

While the funeral rites were going on, Ambode was in Abuja to meet President Muhammadu Buhari.

Buhari had visited Lagos last month to inaugurate some projects initiated by the Ambode administration.

Ambode had lost his re-election bid after he failed to win the primaries of his party, the ruling All Progressives Congress, last year.

Political forces in Lagos State were said to have opted for the eventual winner, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who went ahead to win the governorship election last March.

Responding to a question on lessons he learnt in office, Ambode stated, “You see, every politician learns every day.

“The fact remains that I came in as a technocrat, so I used to call myself a techno-politician. But I think I am wiser now.

“I am more of a politician than a technocrat.”