Labour Party names Doyin Okupe as Peter Obi ‘s running mate



The Labour Party on Friday submitted the name of a former presidential aide, Dr. Doyin Okupe, as the running mate to its candidate, Mr. Peter Obi.

Okupe’s name was submitted as part of the plan to beat the Friday, June 17 deadline given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to political parties.

Okupe, who is the Director-General of the Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, will be the placeholder and would later be changed after the party stakeholders must have agreed on a suitable vice-presidential candidate for the 2023 elections.

The party had said its Vice President will come from the North.

National Chairman of the Labour Party, Julius Abure, had said although the decision lies with Peter Obi, ”the party’s choice of a Vice President will most likely come from the Northern region.”

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