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Politics of Thursday, 29 December 2022


What Osuntokun DG LP presidential campaign said about his predecessor Okupe

Prof Akin Osuntokun Prof Akin Osuntokun

Newly appointed Director-General of the Labour Party presidential campaign council, Prof Akin Osuntokun opines that his predecessor, Doyin Okupe deserves a better exit.

Osuntokun made the comment when he appeared as a guest on Channels Television Politics Today programme on Wednesday, December 28.

Recall that Okupe was sentenced by a High Court in Abuja to two years imprisonment for breaching the money laundering act.

Following the judgment, Okupe resigned from his position as the DG of the Labour Party presidential campaign council. In his stead, Osuntokun was appointed.

“It is a bitter-sweet experience. Bitter in the sense that he had to leave in those circumstances. And, of course, you heard the first judgement that was essentially exculpating the person standing before her (Judge). She said it was an honest mistake; that was the judge, not the lawyer of the defence.

“Thus, in such circumstances, it is not a good thing. He deserves a better exit than that,” Osuntokun said.