Okupe Steps Aside as Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Director-General

Okupe Steps Aside as Peter Obi Presidential Campaign DG after Money Laundering Conviction

…Urges Labour Party to appoint a new Director-General

Dr Doyin Okupe has stepped down from his position as the Director-General of the Peter Obi/Datti Baba-Ahmed presidential campaign council of the Labour Party (LP).

He announced his resignation in a letter addressed to Peter Obi, LP presidential candidate, and dated December 20, 2022.

“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,” the letter reads.

“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.

Okupe announced his stepping aside hours after he was convicted over money laundering charge. The federal high court in Abuja, presided over by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge, sentenced Okupe to two years imprisonment after he was found guilty of 26 out of a 59-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

He was, however, given the option to pay a N500,000 fine on each of the counts amounting to N13 million.

Okupe rallied and paid the fine shortly after the sentencing to avert prison service.

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