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  • Politics - Enugu
  • Updated: December 20, 2022

2023: LP Presidential Campaign DG Okupe Resigns

2023: LP Presidential Campaign DG Okupe Resigns

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

This comes 24 hours after a Federal High Court convicted him of money laundering.

His decision is to enable him pursue his corruption case in court. 

He conveyed his decision in a letter to his principal, the Presidential Candidate of the party, Peter Obi.

Doyin Okupe has been a strong chieftain of the Labour Party and has led several campaigns on behalf of the party for it's penetration in Nigeria.

In his letter to Obi, he said he would not allow his travail to rub off on the electoral trajectory of the party's campaign for the 2023 election.

The letter reads in part: "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 same.

“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."

Okupe was on Monday convicted for money laundering and sentenced to two years with an option of fine, for which he paid N13 million as an option to walk away from being imprisoned.

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