Official: Doyin Okupe resigns from Labour Party

Former presidential aide and the Director-General Obi-Datti presidential campaign organisation in 2023, Doyin Okupe, has quit Labour Party.

Okupe revealed his intention to leave the party via a letter.

Part of the letter reads, “I submit herewith my letter of resignation from the Labour Party with effect from today.

“You will recall that our flagbearer, Mr Peter Obi, myself and others left the PDP abruptly and had to look for a Special Purpose Vehicle in which to contest the 2023 Presidential Elections.

“The Labour Party, your good self, and other members of your executives provided us with this veritable platform with no burdensomeness whatsoever and for which we were extremely grateful.

“We did contest the election on the platform of the Labour Party and lost. This makes it exceedingly difficult for me to continue to stay in the Labour Party which is ideologically rooted in the left of the center.

“I have been a rightist and a Liberal Democrat all my entire life. It is therefore this ideological conflict that makes me seek an exit so that I may continue my political activities with liberalism, sincerity and freedom.

“I wish to thank you in particular and other members of the leadership of the party for the cordiality and respect accorded to me as the Director General of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation.

“I wish you and the party success in your future endeavors.

“Long live the Labour Party. Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Your brother, friend and compatriot.”

“While the 2023 presidential campaign lasted in Nigeria, Okupe resigned from his position as DG after he was allegedly involved in misappropriation of the campaign funds.”