Friday, July 19, 2019

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    Okupe: Those seeking my arrest will wait forever

Okupe: Those seeking my arrest will wait forever

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, says those “impatiently waiting" for his arrest will "wait till kingdom come”.Okupe accused people who do not have the fear of God of trying to bring imaginary political enemies down but the God he has served in and out of office will not allow their wish to prevail.He [...]

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    Okupe: Osinbajo spreading ‘absolute falsehood’

Okupe: Osinbajo spreading ‘absolute falsehood’

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity, has accused Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo of propagating "absolute falsehood" with his recent claim that the federal government did not build a single road in the last 10 years.Osinbajo made the statement on Friday during his speech at the retreat of pastors of the Fountain of Life Church, Ilupeju, [...]

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    Okupe: If our masters must kill PDP, I will tarry by the graveside to bid it farewell

Okupe: If our masters must kill PDP, I will tarry by the graveside to bid it farewell

Doyin Okupe, former special adviser to former President Goodluck Jonathan, says Ali Modu Sheriff, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is a wrong candidate for the job.Modu Sheriff, a former Borno state governor, emerged national chairman of the PDP on Tuesday, but Okupe sees his emergence as another proof of the party's "history of making grave errors in judgement".Although [...]

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    Okupe: Nigeria’s situation out of Buhari’s control

Okupe: Nigeria’s situation out of Buhari’s control

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, says the economic challenges confronting the country are beyond the control of the current administration.Okupe, who lamented the sharp decline in global oil prices, asked the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government to declare a national emergency and amend some of its policies.He also called on Nigerians to join [...]

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    Okupe: Dasuki pushed me out of GEJ’s campaign

Okupe: Dasuki pushed me out of GEJ’s campaign

Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, revealed that he never got along with Sambo Dasuki, former national security adviser (NSA), who is facing corruption trial.Okupe alleged that not only was he schemed out of the reelection campaign of Jonathan, the former NSA threatened to get he and Ahmed Gulak, also a former aide [...]

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    Okupe: Jonathan erred by not firing ‘biased’ Jega

Okupe: Jonathan erred by not firing ‘biased’ Jega

Doyin Okupe, one of the media aides of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Sunday said Attahiru Jega, ex-chairman of the Independent National Electoral Committee (INEC), should not have been allowed to conduct the 2015 general election.Okupe alleged that Jega showed signs of bias ahead of the election, describing Jonathan as a hero for preventing chaos in the country.He was reacting [...]

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    Saraki’s trial may consume APC, says Okupe

Saraki’s trial may consume APC, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, spokesman of former president, Goodluck Jonathan, says the dissolution of the All Progressives Congress (APC) will not be in the interest of the country.Commenting on the travails of Senate President Bukola Saraki, Okupe advised the ruling party not to allow the ongoing the trial lead to its break up.He said though he is yet to reconcile with Saraki for [...]

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    I have no regrets for anything I have said, says Okupe

I have no regrets for anything I have said, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, special adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on public affairs, says he has no regrets for the statements he made in the past, admitting that he said “a lot of things” to promote his boss.Okupe also decried the verbal attacks on Jonathan and his aides, saying they had become frequent since the president lost the March 28 presidential election.“These [...]

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    Okupe ‘not ashamed’ of Jonathan’s loss to Buhari

Okupe ‘not ashamed’ of Jonathan’s loss to Buhari

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says the loss of President Goodluck Jonathan to Muhammadu Buhari in the presidential election is nothing to be ashamed of.Okupe, who initially tipped Jonathan to win the election, said if the projection of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that Nigeria would disintegrate after the poll did not come to pass, [...]

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    It pleased God to give Buhari victory, says Okupe

It pleased God to give Buhari victory, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, is certain that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will recover from losing last weekend's presidential election.Okupe, who directed several attacks at Muhammadu Buhari and other stalwarts of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the election, described APC's victory as an act of God.He said if it took Buhari 30 years to [...]

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    Okupe: The original APC leaders are ‘thieves’

Okupe: The original APC leaders are ‘thieves’

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, has alleged that the “original” leaders of the All Progressive Congress (APC) are mainly “thieves”.Okupe took to his social media accounts to lash out at the opposition party.“APC is a strange party with a strange mission,” he wrote on his Facebook wall.“Its original leaders are mainly thieves while virtually [...]

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Jonathan never said Chibok girls would be rescued within six weeks, says Okupe

The presidency has denied that President Goodluck Jonathan made any commitment on when the Chibok schoolgirls would be released from the captivity of the Boko Haram sect.During his last presidential media chat, Jonathan had promised that the girls will be reunited with their families in a matter of weeks.“I believe that the story of the Chibok girls will be better [...]

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    Obanikoro: Obasanjo backing GMB ‘meaningless’

Obanikoro: Obasanjo backing GMB ‘meaningless’

Musiliu Obanikoro, former minister of state for defence, says the endorsement of Muhammadu Buhari, APC’s presidential candidate, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo is meaningless.Accusing Obasanjo of attempting to subvert democratic processes through his third term bid, Obanikoro urged Nigerians to disregard Obasanjo’s action.During the launch of his controversial autobiography, My Watch, in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, Obasanjo publicly threw his weight [...]

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    INEC not ready for February 14, says Okupe

INEC not ready for February 14, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) needs to be given more time to conduct the general election.At a press briefing in Abuja on Friday, Okupe denied the report in some sections of the media that the federal government was scheming to postpone the election.He quoted Attahiru Jega, chairman [...]

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    Buhari’s understanding of governance pedestrian, embarrassing, says Okupe

Buhari’s understanding of governance pedestrian, embarrassing, says Okupe

Doyin Okupe, special adviser to the president on public affairs, has based the refusal of Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, to participate in electioneering debates on his "little mental capacity" and "pedestrian, embarrassing" understanding of governance.Speaking earlier on Monday, Dele Alake, director of strategic communication of Buhari Campaign Organisation, had said Buhari was shunning the debates because some [...]

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    Okupe: I never believed APC would exist for this long, but my criticism helped

Okupe: I never believed APC would exist for this long, but my criticism helped

Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant to the president on public affairs, says he thought the All Progressives Congress (APC), would have gone into extinction by now.Okupe had mocked the opposition party during its formative stage, saying it was suffering from leadership deficiency.“What kind of political party is that and you are taking them seriously,” he had said in December [...]

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