Peter Obi Accepts Campaign Director General’s Resignation1 min read
Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential candidate, has responded to Doyin Okupe’s decision to step down as his campaign Director General, saying it is a decision he respects.
In a letter addressed to Okupe on Wednesday, Obi expressed hope that the legal system will eventually allow him to clear his name.
He also stated that Okupe’s commitment and dedication were a driving force behind his movement, which has endeared millions of youths to the Party.
Okupe stepped aside from his position following a Federal High Court ruling which convicted him of receiving more than N200 million in cash from former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki.
In a letter written to Peter Obi, Dr. Okupe, however, said he remains with him and the presidential campaign till he emerges victorious.
Obi wrote: “My Dear Elder Brother Doyin, I received your letter offering to step aside to avoid any distraction to the good work of trying to forge a new direction for our country, on board of which you have been from inception. It is a decision that I respect.
“The story of this historic effort, which has galvanized millions of our countrymen, particularly our youths, cannot be complete without mentioning your commitment, dedication, and the boundless energy that you brought to bear.
“It is my sincere hope that our legal system will allow you to eventually clear your name.”