Doyin Okupe Resigns as Peter Obi’s Campaign DG

December 20, 2022
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By Modupe Gbadeyanka

The Director-General of the Presidential Campaign Council of the Labour Party, Mr Doyin Okupe, has resigned from the position.

Mr Okupe announced his resignation in a letter addressed to the presidential candidate of the party, Mr Peter Obi, on Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

He explained that his decision was to ensure that his recent conviction by a federal high court does not stain his chances of winning the 2023 presidential election.

Mr Okupe, who defected to the Labour Party from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), was sentenced to two years imprisonment, though with an option of a fine of N13 million, which he said has been paid.

He was sent to jail over money laundering to the tune of N702 million. He was said to have collected cash from the former National Security Adviser (NSA) under the administration of ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Mr Dasuki Sambo.

The Ogun State-born politician served under the government of Mr Jonathan as a media aide.

In the letter today, Mr Okupe informed Mr Obi that, “You will recall that I briefed you yesterday about my personal travails in seeking justice and clearing my name using the Nigerian legal system to pursue.

I have invested too much in your campaign to allow my personal travails to become a source of distraction.

“In the circumstances, I have opted to step aside and plead that you appoint a new campaign DG who can continue the assignment with zero distractions.”

Doyin Okupe resigns

Modupe Gbadeyanka

Modupe Gbadeyanka is a fast-rising journalist with Business Post Nigeria. Her passion for journalism is amazing. She is willing to learn more with a view to becoming one of the best pen-pushers in Nigeria. Her role models are the duo of CNN's Richard Quest and Christiane Amanpour.

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