Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has reacted to the resignation of Doyin Okupe as the Director-General of the Obi-Datti campaign, saying it is a decision which he respects.
In a letter addressed to Okupe on Wednesday, Obi expressed hope that the legal system will eventually afford Okupe an opportunity to clear his name.
He noted that Okupe’s commitment and dedication had been part of the driving force of his movement which has endeared millions of Nigerians to the Labour Party.
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It was earlier reported that Okupe stepped aside from his position following a ruling by a Federal High Court which convicted him of receiving more than N200 million in cash from former National Security Advisor (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (Retd.).
In a letter addressed to Obi, Okupe, however, said he remains with him and the presidential campaign till he emerges victorious.
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 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 decided to step aside and plead that you appoint a new campaign DG who can continue the assignment with zero distractions. God bless you and your family.”