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“I Respect Your Decision”, Obi Responds To Okupe’s Resignation As Campaign Director

Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate Peter Obi has reacted to Doyin Okupe stepping aside as his campaign Director General, saying it is a decision which he respects.

In a letter addressed to Okupe on Wednesday, Obi expressed hope that the legal system will eventually afford him an opportunity to clear his name.

Obi’s letter comes a few hours after Mr Okupe resigned as the PCC DG, following his conviction by a Federal High Court Abuja on Monday.

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 advisor (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

In a letter written to Obi, Okupe, however, said he remains with him and the presidential campaign till he emerges victorious.

In his brief communique on Wednesday, the former Anambra State governor said he respects Mr Okupe’s decision to step down as DG of the PPC.

Obi added that the efforts made so far by the revered publicist in seeing that the Labour Party’s message gets to the people ahead of 2023, is highly commendable and will always be reference point for times to come.

Below is the brief letter from Obi to Mr Doyin Okupe as made available to our correspondent by Dr Diran Onifade (Head, Media – Labour Party PCC).

My Dear Elder Brother Doyin,

I received your letter offering to step aside in order 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 which 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 afford you an opportunity to eventually clear your name.

Your brother,

Peter Obi

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