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Okupe Urges Nigerians To Be Patient With Tinubu

A former Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Organisation, Doyin Okupe, has urged Nigerians not to be quick to judge President Bola Tinubu’s administration.

Okupe said this while speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday.

Recall that Okupe, on 8th of January, dumped the Labour Party citing ideological differences after the 2023 election as the basis for his departure from the party.

Okupe also was in December 2023 convicted by the Federal High Court in Abuja after being prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for money laundering to the tune of N700m.

He said, “You can never and should never judge this administration like you judged other administrations. Because this is an abnormal situation in which this administration came to life.

“After such a prostate economy for eight years, the government and governance were abandoned. Things became so bad. That was the point at which this administration came in. People are forgetting.”

He also said that out of all the candidates that contested the 2023 presidential election President Tinubu was the best in terms of capability, and commitment.

“Let me tell you, of all the people that ran for president in 2023, by the benefit of hindsight, Bola Tinubu is the best.

“I have seen Peter Obi, I have been with Atiku Abubakar, I also knew Bola Tinubu many years ago.

“I have not seen him in the last 7 to 8 years, but he is the best in terms of capability, commitment, and knowledge. People keep underestimating what he did in Lagos.”

Okupe also stated that he agreed with the position of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation who said the shutdown of the national grid was a treasonable offence.

He said, “You know, what he said was correct. You can’t go and switch off the national grid of a nation. It’s unacceptable. But you know, I don’t also blame labour, the situation should not have arisen.

“We have a whole government in place, where is the security, where is intelligence? You know, people are also taking politics too far. You have a point to make, but you don’t have to grind the government to a halt. You know, Labour of course by going to shut up the national grid. That is evil, it is, it is sinful, it is unacceptable and it’s criminal.”

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