Okupe resigns as Labour Party Presidential Campaign DG - NEWS FRONTIER DAILY


Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Okupe resigns as Labour Party Presidential Campaign DG

By Editor

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

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, Mr. Peter Obi.

In the letter dated 20/12/2022, which was addressed to Obi, Okupe wrote: “Dear Peter,  You will recall that I briefed you yesterday about my personal travails in seeking Justice and clearing my name using the Nigerian Judicial 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 circumstance, I have opted to step aside and plead that you appoint a new Campaign DG who can continue the assignment with zero distraction.”

Recall, an Abuja High Court had on Monday found Okupe guilty of money laundering and sentenced him to two years imprisonment with an option of fine. He paid N13million in fines. 

The Court held that he had a case to answer as the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission proved that he collected N200 million in cash from the then National Security Adviser, Col. Sambo Dasuki (Retd), in contravention of financial regulations. 

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