Okupe Quits As DG Labour Party PCC

The Director General of the Labour Party presidential campaign council, Dr Doyin Okupe has stepped down from his position.

This came hours after the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential campaign council demanded his resignation.

On Monday, a Federal High Court in Abuja sentenced Okupe to two years imprisonment for breaching the money laundering act.

The former presidential special adviser was found guilty of 26 out of a 59-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. He later paid the option of fine of N500,000 on each of the counts — totalling N13 million, and was released the same day.

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

The letter reads: “Dear Peter, 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.

“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”.

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