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Peter Obi submits name of running mate to INEC

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Dr Doyin Okupe

ABUJA – Labour Party has submitted Doyin Okupe’s name as running mate to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Sundiata Post learnt that Okupe’s name was submitted to beat the June 17 deadline given by INEC to political parties.

The Labour Party has submitted the name of Doyin Okupe as Peter Obi’s running mate.

It was learnt that Okupe’s name was submitted as part of the plan to beat the Friday June 17 deadline given by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to political parties.

Okupe, who is the Director-General of Peter Obi Campaign will be the place holder and would later be changed after the party stakeholders must have agreed on the suitable vice presidential candidate for the 2023 election.

Recall that the party had said its Vice President will come from the North

Julius Abure, Labour Party chairman, had said although the decision lies with Peter Obi, ”the party’s choice of a Vice President will most likely come from the Northern region.”
Sundiata Post reported earlier the likelihood of the emergence of Prof Attahiru Jega, former chairman of INEC as Peter Obi’s running. Dependable sources in Labour Party told Sundiata Post on Friday that Jega is highly favoured to be the presidential running mate to Peter Obi. The sources said the party’s stakeholders were yet to conclude on the matter.

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