Doyin Okupe, a former media aide to former President, Goodluck Jonathan, has disclosed why he agreed to become the running mate of presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi.

Gatekeepers News reports that Okupe, who is also the Director-General of the Peter Obi Presidential campaign, said he is standing in for the VP position so that LP can meet up with Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)’s deadline for the submission of the name of a vice-presidential candidate which ends on Friday, June 17, 2022. 

“Dear supporters of Peter obi, & all OBIdient members of the Obi movement, I had to take the VP slot to meet up wt d Inec deadline & not to predijuce d status of d emerging grand coalition we are putting together.shortly when d 3rd force is done,new arrangement ‘ll b substituted,” he tweeted. 

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP) is in talks with LP counterpart on a possible merger.

If the merger is done, Obi and Kwankwaso will run together as a team in 2023 general election.

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