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Akin Osuntokun succeeds Doyin Okupe as Labour Party new DG



Akin Osuntokun, director general, Labour Party presidential campaign council

Akin Osuntokun, a former political adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007 has been announced as the new Director General of the Obi/Datti presidential campaign council.

He succeeds Doyin Okupe who resigned from the role after he was sentenced by a court for money laundering.

In a terse statement on Tuesday the Labour Party national chairman, Julius Abure, announced Osuntokun’s appointment.

“Prof. Akin Oshuntokun appointed the new Director General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Council (LPPCC) for Obi/Baba-Ahmed ticket.


“The chairman of Labour Party, Comrade Julius Abure, made the announcement today, 27 Dec., 2022 at the Party NWC meeting with candidates, state party chairmen and state PCC Coordinators,” the statement read.

Peter Obi is the Labour Party presidential candidate rally manifesto

Peter Obi is the Labour Party presidential candidate

Osunkotun is a Nigerian political scientist, strategist, researcher, administrator, journalist and writer, with experience in media advocacy, policy research and implementation and political analysis.

He was appointed as a Political Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo between 1999 and 2007.

In 2011, he became the Director of the Presidential Campaign of the People’s Democratic Party in the 2011 general elections.

He has served as the managing director of Odua Printing Corporation, News Agency of Nigeria, sat on the board of several public corporations and also contributes to newspaper columns.

He is the current Balogun of Okemesi – which translates to the war commander of Okemesi Ekiti where he hails from. This title was once held by Fabunmi of Okemesi, who led the Kiriji War between 1877 to 1893

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