The Labour Party (LP) has described the conviction of Doyin Okupe for money laundering as a “syndicated attack” to demarket its 2023 presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
LP’s spokesman Tanko Yunusa said this on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme on Tuesday.
“If you are going to do this, do this on all candidates who have cases in court,” he said.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja had on Monday had found Okupe guilty of receiving over N200 million cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki, ruling that his action violated the Money Laundering Act.
But Yunusa said the Obidients won’t be intimidated or dissuaded by Okupe’s conviction but will be stronger in their pursuit to chase out the All Progressives Congress (APC) from power come February 25, 2023.
The LP spokesman noted that Dasuki, who was said to have given Okupe the money, had been set free by the courts.
He said, “Those who were said to have given the money are living free and those who have been involved in drugs, corruption, at the highest level have not been touched.
“That made us to start thinking that this particular decision or the judgement of the court is another judgemental pick-and-choose one because those who are supposed to have been convicted are not convicted.”