The Convicted Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe has stepped down from the position.
He made this known in a short statement on his Twitter page Tuesday evening. The statement was personally signed by Okupe.
Okupe was on Monday convicted for breaching the Money Laundering Act by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
He was subsequently sentenced to two and a half years in prison, but he opted to pay a fine of N13 million. The fine of which he met and was not taken to the correctional centre.
The statement reads: “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 distractions.
“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.”