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Ex-Arewa Youth President opens up on being Okupe’s replacement

Former Arewa Youths President, Isaac Balami, has denied insinuations that he is the new Director-General (DG) of the Labour Party’s Presidential Campaign Council (PCC).

POLITICS NIGERIA had reported on Tuesday that Doyin Okupe sent a letter to Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the party, informing him of his decision to step aside from the campaign.

Okupe stepped down over money laundering offences.

Shortly after news of Okupe resigning surfaced online, rumours had it that Balami will step into Okupe’s shoes.

But the ex-spokesperson of the National Association of Aircraft Pilots and Engineers ((NAAPE)) said the news is fallacious.

“The news is a piece from mischief makers who think they can derail our great Labour Party and also diminish the influence of the next President of Nigeria, His Excellency, Mr Peter Obi by attacking the unity of purpose of his campaign team working hard to make Nigeria great again.

“I must therefore and hereby unequivocally reiterate that I am not interested in the office of the Director-General of the Obi/Datti Presidential campaign.

“Anyone sponsoring this selfishly motivated and deliberate campaign of calumny aimed at causing disaffection amongst our presidential campaign council has failed and has hereby been warned,” Balami’s statement signed by his media aide, Olusegun Dosunmu, read.

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