2023: Doyin Okupe resigns as Peter Obi’s Campaign DG

CITIZENS COMPASS– DOYIN Okpue, the Director General of the Obi-Datti Campaign Organisation, on Tuesday, stepped down from the position.

This was disclosed in a statement addressed to the Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi.

It 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.

“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.

“God bless you and family.”

Okupe’s resignation followed a judgement by the Federal High Court in Abuja which found the embattled LP presidential campaign DG guilty of receiving over N200 million cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA) Sambo Dasuki.

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu in her ruling yesterday held that the action of Okupe, who is the first defendant in the suit filed by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), violated the Money Laundering Act.

The court consequently held that the first defendant, Dr Okupe was guilty in counts 34, 35, 36, and 59.

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