Doyin Okupe, a former spokesperson to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has withdrawn from his position as vice presidential candidate to Peter Obi of Labour Party.
Chronicle NG had reported that Okupe was announced as a place holder for the vice presidential slot to enable the Labour Party beat the deadline set by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Announcing his withdrawal for the substantive vice presidential candidate, Okupe said he was “greatly blessed” to have been part of the foundation of the success of Labour Party.
The Labour Party is gaining wide acceptability among Nigerian youths who account for 60 per cent of Nigeria’s population.
Obi, the presidential candidate of the party, is expected to name a northern Muslim as his substantive running mate.
“This afternoon I submitted my withdrawal letter from the position of the Vice Presidential candidate of the Labour Party to INEC,” Okupe said in a tweet.
“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 for the Labour Party.”