- The son of Dr Doyin Okupe, a PDP member and supporter of Atiku’s 2019 presidency, has declared support for President Buhari’s re-election
- He sent a letter to Buhari campaign’s spokesman requesting to join the team to campaign for the president’s second term bid
- Okupe has reacted to the development saying politics cannot cause any conflict between him and his son
Ditan Okupe, son of Dr Doyin Okupe, former senior special assistant to former president Goodluck Jonathan, has declared support for President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 re-election bid.
Okupe who is a member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is an ardent supporter of Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the PDP’s presidential candidate for the 2019 general elections.
In a letter he sent to Festus Keyamo, the spokesman for Buhari Campaign Organisation, the young Okupe, who is a lawyer, requested to join the campaign team of President Buhari to ensure the president’s victory in 2019.
He described President Buhari as the best candidate for the top job, adding that everything must be done to prevent the PDP and its cohorts from returning to power in 2019.
Okupe has also confirmed the development. In a series of tweets, he revealed that Ditan, his son, had been working to get the contacts of politicians like Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Buruji Kashamu and others he considers his father’s foes.
“Keyamo is my friend and lawyer. He is still handling a case for me at the Supreme Court. He called me tonight on his acquaintance with Ditan who also has been trying for months to get the contacts of people he considers my political foes, including Tinubu, Kashamu, OGD etc. For him, this is his finest hour," he stated on Twitter.
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In a related development, the son of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, Olajunwon has joined the campaign team of President Buhari ahead of the general elections, despite his father's insistence that the president should not seek re-election in 2019,
Olajunwo was officially received in Abuja, on Wednesday, October 17, by the director of strategic communications and official spokesperson of PMB campaign headquarters, Keyamo and the Dan Amarna of Dutse and director of logistics, PMB campaign organisation, Alhaji Nasiru Danu.
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