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Doyin Okupe resigns as LP campaign DG

Doyin Okupe has stepped down as the Director-General of the Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign council.

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

The letter read in part, “Dear Peter, you will recall that I briefed you yesterday about my 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 him guilty of receiving over N200 million cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

The presiding judge, Ijeoma Ojukwu, at the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday, sentenced Okupe to two years imprisonment for breaching the Money Laundering Act.

Writing by Adeniyi Bakare; editing by Julian Osamoto