Akin Osuntokun, the new director general of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (PCC), claimed that he took the position due to Peter Obi, the party’s nominee for president, and his qualifications.
Following Doyin Okupe’s resignation from the job last week, according to Naija News, Osuntokun was named the DG of the LP PCC on Tuesday.
Okupe left the job after receiving a jail sentence for breaking the Money Laundering Act on December 19, 2022 from Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja.
The former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, gave Okupe approximately N200 million in cash, and the court found him guilty of receiving it.
Osuntokun claimed he accepted to lead the Obi/Datti campaign without any consideration for race or religion in an interview with The Puch on Wednesday.
The LP leader claimed that his decision to collaborate with Obi, who is from the South East, had not affected him in the least.
We are removing Nigeria from the sentimental culture, he declared. We won’t contribute to maintaining those primitive emotions. Being a Yoruba, Igbo, or Fulani guy should not be a deciding factor in this election.
“If we don’t, we’ll be held accountable for everything that has gone wrong in this nation. Competence and history should be the topics of discussion.
Osuntokun went on to say that even though his new position may come with more pressure, he is up to the challenge.
Due to his prior status in the party, the former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) noted that he was not surprised by his selection.
Naturally, I feel good about it, he remarked. I’m excited about my new position. It didn’t surprise me in the least. I didn’t promote it.
“I am below the DG of the South West in the structure of the campaign organization as the zonal coordinator for the South West. If we take that into consideration, I wasn’t surprised by it. The straightforward answer for that is that.