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Obono-Obla Reacts As Osuntokun Is Listed As Ekiti ZLP Senatorial Candidate

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Former presidential aide, Okoi Obono-Obla has berated the Labour Party (LP) over the appointment of Akin Osuntokun as the new Director-General of the party’s Presidential Campaign Council.

Naija News reports that Osuntokun, a former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), was named the head of the LP campaign council on Tuesday following Doyin Okupe’s resignation last week.

However, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in September published Osuntokun’s name as the Zenith Labour Party (ZLP) candidate for Ekiti Central Senatorial District in the 2023 elections.

Reacting to the development in a post on his Facebook page on Wednesday, Obono-Obla expressed his disapproval over Osuntokun’s appointment.

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain added that Osuntokun is still a member of ZLP and there is no evidence to show that he has withdrawn his candidacy.

Obono-Obla asserted that Osuntokun’s appointment is another illegality,  bundle of confusion and contradictions coming from the Labour party.

He wrote: “The final list of candidates for senatorial candidates for the 23 February 2023 National Assembly election starkly reveals that Osuntokun Olusola Akintola (Akin Osuntokun) is the Zenith Labour Party ( ZPL) candidate for Ekiti State Central Senatorial District.

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“There is nothing to show that Akin Osuntokun has withdrawn his candidacy.

“I was therefore flummoxed when Labour Party announced Akin Osuntokun as the Director General of Peter Obi Presidential Campaign Organization to replace Dr. Doyin Okupe.

“What an illegality and bundle of confusion and contradictions coming from the Labour Party that has been pontificating about change in Nigeria.

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“I am scandalized by the revisionism of the Labour Party and its Presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

“This blunder yet again by Labour Party and its Presidential candidate is the clearest indication of how confused they are.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows.

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