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Obi picks Doyin Okupe as running mate to beat INEC deadline



The Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, on Friday chose a former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe as his running mate in the 2023 election.

However, the medical doctor-turned politician was picked in a placeholder capacity in a bid to beat the Friday deadline put in place by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the submission of presidential candidates and running mates by the 18 political parties in the country.

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Until his appointment, Okupe was a key member of Obi’s presidential campaign organisation.

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