Resignation after conviction: Okupe has projected Nigeria positively– LP

Doyin Okupe after the court ruling

The Labour Party (LP) in Lagos State on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, said that the resignation of Mr Doyin Okupe, Campaign Director-General of Labour Party’s 2023 Presidential Candidate, Mr Peter Obi, had projected Nigeria positively to the world.

Okupe stepped down from the position on Tuesday.

His resignation followed the ruling by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja that convicted him (Okupe) of violating the money laundering Act.

Okupe, in his resignation letter, said it was better not to allow his personal interest to distract the campaign of Obi and that of the party, hence his decision to step aside.

Reacting to Okupe’s decision, Mrs Olubunmi Odesanya, the LP Publicity Secretary, Lagos state, told the media that Okupe had raised the bar and the standard for others to follow.

Odesanya said that Okupe’s decision remained honourable to clear his name through the nation’s legal system.

“We are standing by him (Okupe). This is a great and noble step taken by our leader, Doyin Okupe.

“He (Okupe) is projecting Nigeria in a positive light to the world. We are proud of him,” the LP spokesperson said.