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Osuntokun replaces Okupe as Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council DG



The National Chairman of the Labour Party (LP), Julius Abure has announced Akin Osuntokun as the new Director-General of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council to replace Doyin Okupe.

Abure made the announcement at a meeting of the National Working Committee of the party on Tuesday in Abuja.

NewsWireNGR reports Okupe had tendered his resignation from the position hours after Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja convicted him of money laundering.

There were also rumours that the National Deputy Campaign Manager, Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Engr David Balami would replace Okupe as the campaign’s Director-General.

Balami however disputed the reports noting it was “a calculated attempt to pitch me and my office against my superiors and my fellow hard-working campaign council members, whom I have always had the utmost regard and love for.”

Who is Akin Osuntokun?

According to the statement issued by Head of Media, Obi-Baba Ahmed Campaign Organisation, Diran Onifade, until his appointment, Osuntokun was the Zonal Coordinator (South) of the campaign council.

“He (Osuntokun) is a political scientist, strategist, researcher, administrator, journalist and writer, with experience in media advocacy, policy research and implementation and political analysis.

“Osuntokun, a former Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), served as Political Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Director of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council in 2011,” the statement said.

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