BREAKING: Labour Party Picks Peter Obi's Running Mate, Name Revealed

BREAKING: Labour Party Picks Peter Obi's Running Mate, Name Revealed

  • The Labour Party has named Doyin Okupe, a former senior aide to Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, Peter Obi's running mate
  • Okupe's name was sent on Friday, June 17, to INEC to beat the deadline for the submission of candidates
  • However, media sources have it that Okupe is a placeholder for the real running mate who will be named before the 2023 general elections

Doyin Okupe, a former senior special assistant on public affairs to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has been selected as the “placeholder” vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

Okupe confirmed the development to journalists on Friday, June 17, The Cable reports.

Doyin Okupe
BREAKING: Labour Party picks Peter Obi's running mate, name revealed (Photo: @NgLabour)
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Speaking to newsmen on his emergence, Okupe said:

“I stand in as the vice-presidential candidate of the party. Labour party has submitted my name as the VP of the party."

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However, Okupe who is a placeholder for the VP candidate was named in order to meet up with the June 17 deadline issued by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for parties to submit the list of their candidates for the 2023 general elections.

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Meanwhile, the national chairman of the Labour Party, Barr Julius Abure, had dismissed speculations that its presidential flag bearer, Peter Obi wants to exit the party.

Abure made this during a press conference with newsmen on Monday, June 13 to mark the Democracy Day celebration.

As gathered by Legit.ng, Abure disclosed that Peter Obi and the Labour Party are looking to capitalize on youth-based followership to help win the presidential polls.

He said:

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“Democracy has not been reflected in the lives of the people because 80 million people are living below the poverty line. Existing income cannot provide the basic needs of the people.
“As we commemorate democracy, we need to struggle more because the Labour Party has become the symbol for great movement. That is why we produced Peter Obi as the presidential candidate and he stands out among the candidates.”

INEC announces final decision on Peter Obi's candidacy, party crisis

In another report, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Thursday, June 9, confirmed that Peter Obi is the only recognised presidential candidate of the Labour party.

Source: Legit.ng

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