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2023: Okupe Withdraws As Peter Obi’s Running Mate

The Director-General, Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, has withdrawn as the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party.

Okupe announced this in a tweet on Thursday.

According to him, the party would announce a new running mate to Peter Obi, presidential candidate.

“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 the national chairman of the party shortly. I feel greatly blessed to have been part of the foundation of success 4 the LP,” he tweeted.

In June, the Labour Party had named Okupe as a placeholder vice presidential candidate in order to beat the deadline by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Meanwhile, Obi has said he would like to have a younger person as his vice-presidential candidate.

The former governor of Anambra State said this on Wednesday, while featuring on Arise TV Morning Show.

The 60-year-old said he wants a running mate who has something to offer to complement his ticket rather than recycling old hands who had been in the government before now.

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