Dr. Doyin Okupe has announced that he has stepped down as the Director General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council.
He made this announcement on Tuesday during an interview with journalists.
According to him, he will be stepping down as the DG of the campaign council pending the time the appeal court delivers its verdict.
PREMIUM POLITICS reported that Okupe was convicted on Monday by a Federal High Court in Abuja
It would be recalled that following his conviction, Dr. Okupe has instructed his counsel, Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN, to appeal the conviction.
He made this announcement on Tuesday through a press statement signed by him.
He wrote, “Dear Peter,
“You will recall that I briefed you yesterday about my personal travails in seeking justice and clearing my name using the Nigerian Legal System to pursue same.
” I have invested too much in your campaign to allow my personal travails to become a source of distraction.
“In the circumstances, I have opted to step aside and plead that you appoint a new Campaign DG who can continue the assignment with zero distractions.
“God bless you and family.”