The Labour Party’s Presidential Flag-bearer for the 2023 General election in Nigeria has reacted to the letter of resignation by his Presidential Campaign Council’s Director General Dr. Doyin Okupe.
Embattled Director General of Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council Dr Doyin Okupe had on Tuesday tendered his resignation from continuing as the Director General of the Obi/Datti campaign organization.
This was happening after he was handed him two years jail term for breaching the money laundering act, by a Federal High court in Abuja when he was found guilty of 26 out of a 59-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in a judgment delivered on Monday.
In his letter of resignation which he had addressed to Obi, “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 distraction.‘
“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.
In what seemed like a reply, Obi wrote, “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.”
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