Peter Obi breaks silence on conviction of his Campaign DG Okupe
Labour Party’s Presidential candidate, Peter Obi has broken his silence on the conviction of his Presidential Campaign Director General, Doyin Okupe on Monday.
Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court, Abuja, had in a judgment, found Okupe guilty in 26 out of the 59 counts preferred against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
Justice Ojukwu had ordered that the 26 counts, which attracted 2-year jail-term each, would run concurrently, meaning, the convict would only spend two years in prison.
The judge, however, gave an option of N500, 000 in each of the counts, amounting to N13 million, which must be paid before 4:30pm (the close of work) today.
But Obi, who spoke with newsmen in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, said he would not be demoralised by Okupe’s conviction and would go on with his campaign.
He said he was hearing about the conviction just like others, saying he was still studying what was coming out of the court and everything.
“I believe in the rule of law. It is not going to demoralise me. Today, when I arrived Akwa Ibom, somebody asked me why I haven’t been using my aircraft because it has been grounded and all that, and I said to him that nothing demoralises me,” he said.
Obi added that in his life, he have never stayed where they dropped him, saying otherwise, he would have been where they dropped him before.
“This election, if they like, let them do anything about people who are around me. I will get there,” Obi said.