Doyin Okupe has stepped down from his position as the director-general of the Labour Party (LP) presidential campaign council.

He announced his resignation in a letter addressed to Peter Obi, LP presidential candidate, and dated December 20, 2022.

“Dear Peter, you will recall that I briefed you yesterday about my personal travails in seeking justice and clearing my name using the Nigerian Legal System to pursue same,” the letter reads.

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“I have invested too much in your campaign to allow my personal travails to become a source of distraction.

“In the circumstances, I have opted to step aside and plead that you appoint a new Campaign DG who can continue the assignment with zero distractions.”

Okupe’s resignation comes hours after he was convicted over money laundering charges.

At a sitting on Monday at the federal high court in Abuja, Ijeoma Ojukwu, the presiding judge, sentenced Okupe to two years imprisonment after he was found guilty of 26 out of a 59-count charge preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

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He was, however, given the option to pay a N500,000 fine on each of the counts — totalling N13 million.

Okupe paid the fine shortly after the sentencing.

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