Okupe ‘steps aside’ as Peter Obi’s presidential campaign DG

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    Dr Doyin Okupe has resigned as the Director General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council.

    Okupe shared his letter of resignation which he addressed to the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi on his Twitter page on Tuesday.

    “It’s time to step aside. But I am with PO and the Obidients and the presidential campaigns till God gives us victory in Jesus Name,” Okupe wrote on Twitter.

    Okupe in the letter to Obi said he was stepping aside to avoid distraction for the LP presidential campaign.

    The letter reads: “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. God bless you and family.

    “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.” 

    WesternPost had reported that Okupe was convicted by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday for breaching the Money Laundering Act while he was an aide to President Goodluck Jonathan.

    He was eventually sentenced to two years imprisonment with an option of fine totalling N13m, which he paid and was set free.

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