Okupe left Labour Party since his resignation from Peter Obi’s campaign — Okonkwo


Labour Party (LP) chieftain Kenneth Okonkwo said Doyin Okupe had left the party since he resigned as the Director General of the Peter Obi Presidential Campaign in December 2022.


Okonkwo stated this in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily on Thursday.


He said, “Immediately, he (Okupe) stepped down as the DG, I can say with every degree of responsibility that he constructively had left the party because I wasn’t aware of any other interaction he had with the party. I think he just verbalised it.”


Recall that Okupe first resigned as Obi’s campaign director-general in 2022 after a court found him guilty of money laundering.


Okupe would later resign as a member of the Labour Party on January 8, 2024, citing ideological differences.


In his resignation letter, Okupe wrote, “You will recall that our flagbearer, Mr Peter Obi, myself and others left the PDP abruptly and had to look for a Special Purpose Vehicle in which to contest the 2023 Presidential Elections.”


But, Okonkwo, an ex-spokesman for Obi’s 2023 campaign said if the party had won the election, Okupe wouldn’t have remembered any “ideological differences”.


The actor and lawyer wondered which of the party has a clear ideology in Nigeria. Okonkwo said Okupe, who has “sampled all the parties” in the country should be thinking of how to stay with his grandchildren at his age.

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