The Labour Party is set to announce the running mate for its presidential candidate, Peter Obi, after the resignation of Doyin Okupe.
Okupe who was Obi’s ‘stand-in’ running mate confirmed this in a statement on his official Twitter account on Thursday.
He tweeted, “This afternoon I submitted my withdrawal letter from the position of the Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party to INEC.A replacement will be announced by the national chairman of the party shortly.I feel greatly blessed to have been part of the foundation of success for the Labour Party.” he stated
Premium Politics had earlier reported that Okupe said that Datti Baba-Ahmed and others were being considered for the position.
He said the presidential candidate himself would announce his running mate, adding that Obi and the LP were looking out for a young vibrant politician from the north with a measure of intellect, sound background, pedigree and education.
“Senator Datti is being considered. Others are being considered too. These things will be decided this week [it’s going to be an announcement from Peter Obi] very very likely.
“I’m sure about Senator Darti being the running mate but I know that this matter will be concluded before Friday.” he stated