CITIZENS COMPASS– THE Labour Party has announced a former presidential aide, Balogun Akin Osuntokun as the new Director-General (DG) of its Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
Osuntokun succeeds Doyin Okupe who recently resigned as the Director-General of the campaign council for the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Until recently, Osuntokun was the Zonal Coordinator (South) of the campaign council. A former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Osuntokun served as Political Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and as Director of the Presidential campaign of the People’s Democratic Party in 2011.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja on December 19, 2022 had found Okupe guilty of receiving over N200 million cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, ruling that his action violated the Money Laundering Act.
Okupe, a former aide to then President Goodluck Jonathan, later resigned as the director-general of Obi’s campaigns