The former Director General of Peter Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, has resigned his membership of the Labour Party (LP), stating ideological differences as reasons for his resignation.
In a letter on Monday, Okupe said: “I submit herewith my letter of resignation from the Labour Party with effect from today. You will recall that our flag bearer, Mr Peter Obi, myself and others left the PDP abruptly and had to look for a Special Purpose Vehicle in which to contest the 2023 Presidential Elections. The Labour Party, your good self, and other members of your executives provided us with this veritable platform with no burdensomeness whatsoever and for which we were extremely grateful.”
He added: “We did contest the election on the platform of the Labour Party and lost. This makes it exceedingly difficult for me to continue to stay in the Labour Party, which is ideologically rooted in the left of the center. I have been a rightist and a Liberal Democrat all my entire life. It is, therefore, this ideological conflict that makes me seek an exit so that I may continue my political activities with liberalism, sincerity and freedom.”
Okupe thanked the party’s leadership for the respect shown to him during the campaign. He ended the letter by sending best wishes to the Labour Party and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.