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“Okupe quit on his own, and he doesn’t have a replacement yet,” – Labour Party

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The Labour Party has responded to the letter that the former Campaign Director General of the party wrote to say he was leaving.

On each of the 26 counts for which he was found guilty, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja gave him a two-year prison sentence with a fine of N500,000 as an alternative.

Tanko Yunusa, a spokesman for the Labour Party, said that the party hasn’t said anything official about Okupe and doesn’t have a replacement for him yet.

In an interview with Channel TV on Tuesday, Mr. Yunusa said, “Right now, we haven’t said anything official about the resignation you just read. Until the campaign council gets together and decides what to do and how to do it.”

“Those could also be guesses until the campaign council gets together, since neither we nor a single person can make such a decision on our own. It’s a group decision made for the good of the people of Nigeria.”

The Party Spokesperson, on the other hand, made it clear that the party had no plans to fire Doyin Okupe because of the court’s decision.

“When the verdict came out, we only looked at the pros and cons of it to see how it would make us stronger, but no specific decision was made about this situation.

“Dr. Doyin’s decision is a personal one; he made it on his own as a true democrat who knows it’s in the best interest of everyone, and then he made the statement you saw in the letter.”

“But the campaign council of the party has not said anything about that as a whole.”

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Mr. Yunusa also said that the campaign council will keep working together to move the party forward.

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