A former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe has stepped down as the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
Okupe who made this known on Thursday via his verified Twitter handle @doyinokupe said, a letter of his withdrawal has been sent to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
TheFact Daily reports that the Labour Party in June named Okupe as the interim running mate of Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of LP in order to beat the deadline by INEC for 2023 general elections.
Okupe said, “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 d national chairman of d party shortly. I feel greatly blessed to have been part of the foundation of success 4 the LP,” Okupe tweeted.