The leadership of the Labour Party has approved the appointment of Mr. Akin Osuntokun, a former aide to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, as the new Director General of his campaign council.
This was announced by the Labour Party National Chairman, Barr. Julius Abure, after a strategic meeting, which had Obi, members of the party’s National Working Committee and many other political stakeholders of the party in attendance.
Osuntokun replaces Dr. Doyin Okupe, who resigned from the position last Tuesday following a Federal High Court ruling in Abuja that convicted him for breaching the Money Laundering Act.
Osuntokun is the former managing director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). He served as Political Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and also as Director of the Presidential campaign of the PDP during the 2011 elections.
The veteran journalist became the South-West leader of Labour Party after he defected from PDP to LP in August 2022.
Obi and the Labour Party had sought to appoint Modupe Adelaja, former Defence Minister and daughter of late Afenifere Leader, Pa Abraham Adesanya, as Okupe’s replacement but had a last-minute change of plan.