The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi has declared that the conviction of his campaign Organization’s director-General, Dr Doyin Okupe over money laundering wouldn’t stop him from aspiring to be the country’s president in 2023.
Obi made this known while fielding questions from pressmen at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State Council Secretariat on Monday.
He noted that he was undaunted by the conviction, saying he will allow due process take its course concerning the matter.
He said “I’m hearing about it [Okupe’s conviction] just like you. I’m still studying what is coming out of the Court and everything. I believe in the rule of law. It’s not going to demoralize me.
“In my life, I have never stayed where they dropped me, otherwise, I would’ve been where they dropped me before. This election, if they like, let them do anything about people who are around me. I will get there.”
Recall that Okupe was found guilty in 26 out of the 59 counts charge against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) bothering on money laundering and others.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu had ordered that the 26 counts, which attracted two-year jail-term each, would run concurrently.
TheNewsGuru reports that the Ogun LP suspended Okupe few weeks back for anti-party activities and embezzlement of money to the tune of 20 Million naira.