Why Doyin Okupe Stepped Down As Peter Obi’s Running Mate

I’m No Longer Peter Obi’s Running Mate — Doyin Okupe

Peter Obi Campaign Organisation’s Director General, Doyin Okupe has withdrawn as the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP.

Okupe on Thursday, via his verified Twitter handle @doyinokupe, said that his party would announce Obi’s new running mate.

“This afternoon I submitted my withdrawal letter from the position of the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party, LP, to INEC(Independent National Electoral Commission).

“A replacement will be announced by the national chairman of the party shortly. I feel greatly blessed to have been part of the foundation of success for the LP.”

Obi had earlier said that he preferred a running mate that is younger and competent.

“We are talking to quite a number of people and Hakeem Baba-Ahmed is a capable hand.

“But I wish I could work with somebody who is younger. I prefer younger people who have a lot to offer rather than recycling old hands.

“I want a competent person and I am building a formidable team.”


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