Akin Osuntokun, a former presidential adviser, has been named the new Director-General (DG) of the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).
Osuntokun has now replaced Obi’s former Campaign DG, Doyin Okupe, who recently resigned.
Recall that on December 19, 2022, Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of a Federal High Court in Abuja declared Okupe guilty of violating the Money Laundering Act by accepting more than N200 million in cash from former National Security Adviser (NSA), Sambo Dasuki.
In counts 34, 35, 36, and 59, the court found Okupe guilty, and he was given a sentence of two years in jail with the possibility of a fine.
Before the two joined the LP this year, Okupe was an ally of Obi from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Okupe later paid a N13 million fine and avoided going to jail.
Later, Okupe, a former advisor to Goodluck Jonathan, stepped down from his position as the DG of Obi’s campaigns.
Osuntokun formerly served as the campaign council’s Zonal Coordinator for the South.
The former managing director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), directed the People’s Democratic Party’s presidential campaign in 2011 and served as political adviser to former president Olusegun Obasanjo.