Doyin Okupe resigns as Obi’s Campaign DG
Director-General of the Labour Party (LP) Presidential Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe on Tuesday, resigned.
He tendered his resignation letter to the Presidential Candidate of the party, Peter Obi, saying he is stepping aside due to his recent conviction for money laundering.
Okupe made the announcement in a terse statement on his official Twitter page, while sharing a copy of his resignation letter.
”It’s time to step aside. But I am with PO and the Obidients and the Presidential Campaigns till God gives us victory in Jesus Name,” he wrote on Twitter.
CorrectNG reported Monday that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja convicted Doyin Okupe, for alleged money laundering.
He served as Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media to former President, Goodluck Jonathan.
Presiding over the case on Monday, Dec. 19, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu found Okupe guilty of contravening sections 16(1)&(2) of the Money Laundering Act and accepting cash payments in excess of the threshold allowed under the Act without going through a financial institution.
The former presidential aide was said to have received millions of Naira in cash from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) Col. Sambo Dasuki (retired) while he was in office.
Ojukwu stood down proceedings till 1:45pm for Okupe to exercise his right under Section 310 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) to call witnesses to testify about his character, before the court could proceed to pronounce sentence on the convict.