2023 Guber Elections: "Why I Flew in Same Jet with APC Governor", LP's Doyin Okupe

2023 Guber Elections: "Why I Flew in Same Jet with APC Governor", LP's Doyin Okupe

  • A Labour Party ex-DG, Doyin Okupe, has disclosed that he was with Governor Dapo Abiodun of the Ogun state before they embarked on a jet together
  • In fact, via Twitter on Thursday, March 16, Okupe stated that Governor Abiodun is his cousin, meaning they are both related by blood
  • The southwest politician disembarking with Abiodun from a jet has been under serious heat of allegations of anti-party activities with the APC

Doyin Okupe, the former director general of Obi/Datti campaign council has cleared the air on his recent outing with Governor Dapo Abiodun.

Okupe, a chieftain of the Labour Party, and Governor Abiodun were seen disembarking from a jet with the Ogun governor, Daily Trust reports.

Okupe, Abiodun
Okupe said Abiodun is his cousin (Photo: @doyinokupe)
Source: Twitter

Okupe's appearance with Abiodun triggered some allegations and suspicion with a section of Peter Obi's supporters claiming that he worked for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the last presidential election.

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Speaking on the situation through a tweet on Thursday, March 16, Okupe said the governor is his cousin and they are related by blood, adding that he has friends and family members across parties.

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He wrote on Twitter:

“Gov. Dapo Abiodun is my cousin. A blood relation. He was at my house 2 days ago with his wife, but I was in Lagos.
"I called him on his arrival home this evening to thank him for the visit. He then invited me to receive some investors at the new airport in our hometown, Iperu. I was glad to go."

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Doyin Okupe, a strong ally of Peter Obi, the Labour Party presidential flagbearer, has confirmed that he was detained on Thursday morning, December 12, 2022.

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The Labour Party disclosed that he was later released and senior officers of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Lagos had apologised to Okupe for the "error".

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The southwest politician disclosed the development on his Twitter page shortly after the news of his arrest by the Department of State Service took over the media.

Source: Legit.ng

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