The Director-General, Peter Obi Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, has withdrawn as the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
Okupe announced this in a tweet on Thursday.
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According to him, the party would announce a new running mate to Peter Obi, presidential candidate.
“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 the national chairman of the party shortly. I feel greatly blessed to have been part of the foundation of success 4 the LP,” he tweeted.
In June, the Labour Party had named Okupe as a placeholder vice presidential candidate in order to beat the deadline by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
Meanwhile, Obi has said he would like to have a younger person as his vice-presidential candidate.
The former governor of Anambra State said this on Wednesday, while featuring on Arise TV Morning Show.
The 60-year-old said he wants a running mate who has something to offer to complement his ticket rather than recycling old hands who had been in the government before now.