Doyin Okupe: Obi’s former campaign man makes u-turn, backs Tinubu

The former Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, has stated that President Bola Tinubu was the best among the candidates during the 2023 general elections in terms of capability.

Tinubu clinched victory in the election, with Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and Peter Obi of the Labour Party securing second and third place, respectively.

Okupe made this known during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday.

His words: “Let me tell you, of all the people that actually ran for president in 2023, by the benefit of hindsight, Bola Tinubu is the best.

“I have seen Peter Obi, I have been with Atiku Abubakar, I also knew Bola Tinubu many years ago.

“I have not seen him in the last 7 to 8 years, but he is the best in terms of capability, commitment, and knowledge. People keep underestimating what he did in Lagos.”

Okupe also urged Nigerians not to be quick to judge President Tinubu’s administration.

He said, “You can never and should never judge this administration like you judged other administrations. Because this is an abnormal situation in which this administration came to life.

“After such a prostrate economy for eight years, the government and governance were abandoned. Things became so bad. That was the point at which this administration came in. People are forgetting.”