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Breaking: Okupe steps down as Obi-Datti campaign DG

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“I have invested too much in your campaign to allow my personal travails to become a source of distraction.” – Doyin Okupe

The Director-General of the Labour party presidential campaign council, Doyin Okupe has stepped down from his position following the ruling of the Federal High Court Abuja on Monday sentencing him to jail.

The medical doctor turned politician was sentenced to a two-year jail term after he was found guilty of money laundering but given the option of paying a fine which he did.

He was earlier convicted by Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu who considered a money laundering case brought before the court by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on alleged money laundering and criminal breach of trust to the tune of N702 million valid.

Taking to his Twitter handle on Tuesday, Doyin shared a copy of his resignation letter written to the presidential candidate of the party, Peter Obi.

He further urged Obi to appoint another DG, to lead his campaign ahead of the 2023 general elections.

In the letter, Okupe said, “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.”

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