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Obi Chooses Osuntokun, a former aide to Obasanjo, To Take Over As LP Campaign DG


Former political advisor to former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Mr. Akin Osuntokun, has been named the new director general of the Labour Party’s presidential campaign.

The party’s national chairman, Julious Abure, made this announcement on Tuesday in Abuja.

He claims that numerous discussions with various party stakeholders led to the conclusion.

As the new Director-General of the campaign council for the party’s presidential candidate, Peter Obi, Osuntokun replaces Doyin Okupe, who just announced her resignation. Osuntokun formerly served as the campaign council’s Zonal Coordinator for the South.

Osuntokun, a former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), directed the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential campaign in 2011 and served as political adviser to former president Olusegun Obasanjo.

Remember that on December 19, 2022, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja declared Okupe guilty of violating the Money Laundering Act by accepting more than N200 million in cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.

In counts 34, 35, 36, and 59, the court found Okupe guilty, and he was given a sentence of two years in jail with the possibility of a fine.

Before the two joined the LP this year, Okupe was an associate of Obi’s from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Okupe later paid a N13 million fine and avoided going to jail.

Later, Okupe, a former advisor to Goodluck Jonathan, stepped down from his position as director-general of Obi’s campaigns.

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