Ahead of the 2023 presidential election, Doyin Okupe, the vice-presidential placeholder of the Labour Party, has submitted his withdrawal letter from the position.
According to Okupe, a replacement will be announced “shortly” by Barrister Julius Abure, the National Chairman of the party.
“This afternoon I submitted my withdrawal letter from the position of the vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party to INEC.
“A replacement will be announced by d national chairman of d party shortly. I feel greatly blessed to have been part of the foundation of success 4 the LP,” Okupe wrote on his known Twitter handle.
Datti Baba Ahmed has been identified as a possible running mate to Peter Obi, presidential flagbearer of the Labour Party in respect of the 2023 election. Baba-Ahmed is the founder of Baze University, Abuja.
He worked in the security Printing and Minting, Lagos before entering politics.