Peter Obi denied describing Okupe’s conviction as witch hunt
Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s (LP) presidential candidate, has disavowed a claim that has been circulating on social media.
Obi was accused of suggesting that the conviction of Mr. Doyin Okupe, the Director-General of his campaign organization, was the result of a witch hunt.
However, Obi refuted the claim ina statement, saying that despite his DG’s conviction, he still upholds the rule of law.
He stated that he is working to establish a nation where the rule of law prevails.
Recall that the Federal High Court’s Abuja Division, on Monday convicted Dr. Doyin Okupe, a former Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Media to former President Goodluck Jonathan, to two years in prison for money laundering. Okupe has since paid the N13 million the court ordered him to pay.
Okupe allegedly received N240 million in payment from the office of Col. Sambo Dasuki (retired), a former National Security Adviser (NSA).