Crisis in Labour party as Publicity Secretary, Arabambi Kicks, Asks Professor Osuntokun To Step Down As Peter Obi Campaign’s Director-General


The National Publicity Secretary of the Labour Party, Mr Abayomi Arabambi, has asked the newly appointed Director-General of the Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Organisation, Prof Akin Osuntokun, to resign from his position.

AuthenticReporters had reported how the former Director-General of the Obi-Datti Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, stepped down from the position.


The decision was connected to his conviction at a Federal High Court in Abuja for two years with an option of a fine.

He was jailed for money laundering offences.


Following Dr Doyin Okupe’s resignation as Campaign Director-General, the Obi-Datti Ahmed Campaign Organisation on Tuesday named Osuntokun, former Political Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo, as the new DG of the Labour Party (LP) campaign organisation.

Osuntokun is a Nigerian political scientist, strategist, researcher, administrator, journalist and writer, with experience in media advocacy, policy research and implementation and political analysis.

A former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, Osuntokun served as Political Adviser to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and as Director of the presidential campaign of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2011.

Reacting to Osuntokun’s appointment, Arabambi in a statement made available to AuthenticReporters on Wednesday, opposed Prof Osuntokun’s appointment due to his membership of Zenith Labour Party ZLP.


He said, “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 Organisation because at present, he is the Senatorial candidate of Zenith Labour Party, ZLP, Ekiti State and in the February 25, 2023, National Assembly election. The National Chairman, Barrister Julius Abure, by this treacherous act has compromised the victory of Labour Party and this political rascality will not stand.”

“I am therefore calling on Prof Akin Osuntokun to resign as the DG Labour Party campaign organisation with immediate effect or faces court action within the next five days,” he added


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