Doyin Okupe, the alleged director-general of Peter Obi’s presidential campaign committee, revealed the members at an event on Wednesday in Abuja, triggering an internal conflict that will affect the Labour Party.
However, Comrade Arambabi Abayomi, the Labour Party’s national media secretary, rejected the makeup of the campaign council. NewsReport gathered.
The presidential campaign council introduced by Doyin Okupe in Abuja on October 12 has been rejected by the Labour Party (LP).
This list indicates that Okupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, was named the director-general of the 1,234-member campaign council. Doyin Okupe’s presidential campaign council list may tear Labour Party apart.
Also, Clement Ojukwu and Yunusa Tanko were named the secretary and chief spokesperson of the council, respectively. It was gathered that the chairman of the party, Julius Abure, was represented by the Secretary of the party, Umar Farouk, at the unveiling event.
However, the LP presidential candidate, Peter Obi, and his running mate, Yusuf Datti Baba-Ahmed, were conspicuously absent. We are not involved – Labour Party spokesman Commenting on the development, the national publicity secretary of the Labour Party, Comrade Arambabi Abayomi, said the party was not involved in the campaign council composition.
The Nation reported. His words: “We are not involved in Dr. Okupe’s mischievous political shenanigans. That is not the party’s program. He can’t be talking about our party, our party all the time. Which party? Is he the leader of the Labour Party now to announce himself as the DG? It’s an anomaly. Who announced the DG of Atiku? Atiku did it. When Tinubu announced his DG, the party did it.”
“Where is Peter Obi? Okupe doesn’t know what he is doing. I want to be quoted. The DG ought to go to the North East or North Central.
“We are not a sectional political party. Our presidential candidate is Pan Nigerian. How can we have a presidential candidate from the South and the Campaign DG coming from the same South.”