Doyin Okupe, the former Director-General (DG) of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, claimed that after being found guilty by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, his enemies had injured him (EFCC).According to a report from Information Nigeria published on Tuesday, Okupe resigned from his post as the organization’s director general after being found guilty of 26 counts of money laundering by the Federal High Court in Abuja.
Later, Okupe settled all of the charges for a N13 million fine to avoid receiving a two-year prison sentence.
He stated in his letter of resignation that he was resigning in order to prevent his personal interests from detracting from Obi’s and the Labour Party’s campaigns.
The leader of the Labour Party claimed that some were responsible for his problems in a tweet on Thursday.
He asserted that he would return stronger and added that the Labour Party will win the following year.
“Dear Obidients,” the tweet began. The sufferings of the righteous are many, yet God delivers him from all of them. I suffered a wound while fighting. I’ll recover quickly, and with God’s help, I’ll be back at the rear guard soon.
“With God as our support, our mission to Aso Rock in 2023 is irreversible and unstoppable.”
Reno Omokri and other Nigerians charged the former governor of Anambra State with leading a mafia organization rather than a democratic campaign.
He asserted that Okupe’s conviction demonstrated the party’s lack of readiness to restructure Nigeria.
Nigerians’ reactions to the incident have subsequently been conflicted, with some criticizing his involvement in money laundering and others praising his resignation.