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Doyin Okupe resigns from LP, cites ideological differences

BY Ahmad Sahabi

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Doyin Okupe, a former director-general of the Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign, has resigned from the party. 

Okupe announced his resignation from the opposition party in a letter on Monday.

Okupe said his decision to leave the LP was based on “ideological grounds” and wished the party success in its future endeavours.

“I submit herewith my letter of resignation from the Labour Party with effect from today,” the letter reads.

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“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.

“The Labour Party, your good self, and other members of your executives provided us with this veritable platform with no burdensomeness whatsoever and for which we were extremely grateful.

“We did contest the election on the platform of the Labour Party and lost. This makes it exceedingly difficult for me to continue to stay in the Labour Party which is ideologically rooted in the left of the center.

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“I have been a rightist and a Liberal Democrat all my entire life. It is therefore this ideological conflict that makes me seek an exit so that I may continue my political activities with liberalism, sincerity and freedom.

“I wish to thank you in particular and other members of the leadership of the party for the cordiality and respect accorded to me as the Director General of the Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organization.

“I wish you and the party success in your future endeavors.”

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