Mr Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party, has appointed Akin Osuntokun, a former aide to chief Olusegun Obasanjo, as the new Director General of his campaign council.
Osuntokun replaced former DG of the Obi-Datti Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, who announced his resignation in a letter last Tuesday following a Federal High Court ruling in Abuja that convicted him of violating the Money Laundering Act.
His appointment was announced by Julius Abure, the national chairman of the Labour Party 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.