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2023: Confusion as Obi announces ZLP Senatorial candidate, Akin Oshuntokun as his campaign DG

Controversy has trailed the announcement of former Managing Director of News Agency of Nigeria, Professor Akin Oshuntokun as the Director General of Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Council.

Oshuntokun who on Tuesday succeeded Dr Doyin Okupe as DG was according to findings, the Senatorial Candidate of Zenith Labour Party for February 2023 national assembly elections, Ekiti Central Senatorial district.

Oshuntokun who was recently cleared to contest for the Senatorial seat in a recently release lists of candidates for the national assembly elections by Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for Ekiti Central will be facing the electorate same day with Peter Obi.

Reacting to the development, the Publicity Secretary of Labour Party, Comrade Abayomi Oluwafemi Arabambi said the mistake is very costly as there is divided loyalty with the newly appointed Director General.

He said the appointment of Akin Oshuntokun as Peter Obi Campaign Director General is wrong and advise Oshuntokun to honourably resign from the position.

He said Zenith Labour Party and the Labour Party which Obi is the Presidential Candidate have different ideology and can not have a Director General even if ZLP has no presidential candidate.

His words, “In my capacity as the National Publicity Secretary of Labour party, I am opposing the announcement of Prof Akin Osuntokun as the DG Labour party campaign organizations because at present he is the Senatorial candidate of Zenith Labour Party ZLP EKITI STATE in the Feb 25th 2023 National Assembly election.

“The National Chairman Bar Julius ABURE by this act has compromise the victory of Labour party and this political rascality will not stand.

All efforts by Our Correspondent to get reactions from Prof Oshuntokun proved abortive and efforts to speak with the National Chairman of Labour Party was unsuccessful as calls put across to him were unanswered.

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