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2023: Doyin Okupe opens up on joining APC

2023 presidential aspirant, Doyin Okupe, has vowed “never” to join the All Progressives Congress (APC).

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Okupe while advising the ruling party to “follow the path of righteousness and justice” and pick a presidential flagbearer of Southern extraction, said he is all for “national rebirth”. He was reacting to the APC’s successful National Convention.

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“I will enjoin the APC leadership to follow the path of righteousness and justice to go further and elect a Southern candidate at its presidential primaries. I am not a member of APC, and never will be. But I am a major stakeholder in the Nigerian project and the quest for national rebirth,” Okupe said in a Twitter post recently.

Okupe, 70, was Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to erstwhile President, Goodluck Jonathan.

He is one of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirants in respect of 2023, having officially declared his intention in October 2021.

At the time, he said: “I want to run a government which for the first time will make the life, wellbeing and safety of lives and properties especially of the Poor and needy a major priority.”

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