Akin Osuntokun, a former advisor to President Olusegun Obasanjo, was named the new Director General of the Labour Party’s campaign council on Tuesday by Peter Obi, the party’s presidential candidate.
Osuntokun took over for Doyin Okupe, the previous director general of the Obi-Datti Campaign Organization, who resigned in a letter last Tuesday after being found guilty of breaking the Money Laundering Act by the Federal High Court of Nigeria in Abuja.
The letter was addressed personally to the presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
Rising from a strategic meeting of the party, which had Obi, members of the National Working Committee and several political candidates of Labour Party in attendance, the LP National Chairman, Julius Abure announced Osuntokun as the new campaign DG.
Abure described the former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria as a “worthy and trustworthy” replacement for Okupe.
Osuntokun became the South-West leader of the party after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the LP in August 2022.