“I remain focused on becoming Nigeria’s next president” — Peter Obi reacts to Okupe’s conviction

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, said he remained committed to becoming Nigeria’s next president despite the sentencing of the director general of his campaign, Dr. Doyin Okupe.

Obi made this statement while reacting to Dr. Okupe’s conviction during a visit to the Akwa Ibom State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).

He spoke on the heels of a promise by the LP Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) to take a position that will be guided by the value of law.

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Obi told reporters in Uyo: “I am hearing about it (the conviction) just like you. I am still studying what is coming out of the courts and everything. I believe in the rule of law. It is not going to demoralize me.

“Today, when I arrived in Akwa Ibom, somebody asked me why I haven’t been using my aircraft because it has been grounded and all that, and I said to him that nothing demoralises me.

“In my life, I have never stayed where they dropped me. Otherwise, I would have 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.”



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