Admin l Tuesday, 20 December 2022
LAGOS, Nigeria – Dr. Doyin Okupe, the Director General of the Labour Party Campaign Organisation and aid to the Presidential candidate of the party, Mr. Peter Obi has resigned.
Recall that Doyin Okupe was on Monday convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja for breaching provisions of the Money Laundering Act.
He was however given an option of N500, 000 fines for each of the counts that he was found guilty, accumulating to a total of N13 million.
But the conviction has brought the labour party into ridicule based on the impeccable records of Mr. Peter Obi who is seen as the best candidate in the race.
In his resignation, Dr. Doyin Okupe said he resigned so as not to allow his personal travails to become a source distraction to the party.
“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 to plead that you appoint a new Campaign DG who can continue the assignment with zero distraction.
God bless you and your family”, he said.