Doyin Okupe, previously the Director General of Peter Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organization, has recently announced his departure from the Labour Party. This move comes as a result of what he cited as ideological disparities that emerged following the 2023 elections. Okupe shared his resignation letter with journalists on Monday, emphasizing these differences as the fundamental reason behind his decision to part ways with the party.

This departure follows a tumultuous period for Okupe, marked by legal proceedings and controversy. In December 2023, he faced a conviction by the Federal High Court in Abuja. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had prosecuted Okupe for alleged involvement in money laundering activities amounting to N700 million. The court found him guilty of unlawfully receiving funds from Sambo Dasuki, the former National Security Adviser. These funds were originally allocated for arms procurement, but Okupe’s involvement raised serious legal concerns and contributed to his conviction.

PUNCH newspaper

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