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Obi picks Osuntokun, ex-aide of Obasanjo, as new campaign DG

Obi picks Osuntokun, ex-aide of Obasanjo, as new campaign DG
December 27
14:57 2022

The Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign council has named Akin Osuntokun, a former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), as its new director-general.

Doyin Okupe, the former director-general of the campaign organisation, resigned after he was convicted over money laundering charges.

In a statement on Tuesday, Diran Onifade, spokesperson of the campaign organisation, described Osuntokun as a “strategist”.

“The Obi-Baba Ahmed Campaign Organization has appointed Balogun Akin Osuntokun as the new Director-General of the campaign organisation. He succeeds Dr Doyin Okupe,” Onifade said.


“Until recently, Osuntokun was the zonal coordinator (south). He is a Nigerian political scientist, strategist, researcher, administrator, journalist and writer, with experience in media advocacy, policy research and implementation and political analysis.

“A former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, Osuntokun served as Political Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and as Director of the Presidential campaign of the People’s Democratic Party in 2011.

“He brings to his new position vast political and media experience.”


Osuntokun’s appointment was announced at the end of the national working committee of the party in Abuja.


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