The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has appointed Akin Osuntokun, a former aide to President Olusegun Obasanjo, as the new Director General of his campaign council.
Osuntokun replaced former DG of the Obi-Datti Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, who resigned last week after a Federal High Court in Abuja convicted him of violating the Money Laundering Act.
The Labour Party National Chairman, Julius Abure announced Osuntokun as the new campaign DG after a strategic meeting of the party, which had Obi, members of the National Working Committee and several political candidates of Labour Party in attendance.
Abure described the former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria as a “worthy and trustworthy” replacement for Okupe.
Osuntokun became the South-West leader of the party after he defected from the Peoples Democratic Party to the LP in August 2022.