- Dr Doyin Okupe, an aide to former president Goodluck Jonathan, recently left the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)
- Okupe, who served Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, also thanked God and his friends for their concern
Dr Doyin Okupe, the senior special assistant on public affairs to former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has declared that he can never join the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
NAIJ.com reports that Okupe announced on Sunday, July 2 that he was leaving the Peoples Democratic Party under which he served former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.
There had been speculation that Okupe could join the APC. But in an article on social media, the former political appointee said he had no such plan.
He also said he was not resigning yet from active politics.
He said: “I give God all the glory and I thank friends and well-wishers both young and old, politicians and non-politicians, for your concern and interest in my political life.
“Most certainly I am not quitting politics and I am not joining APC. I have a mission in politics and I am yet to fulfill it.
“With the guidance of the omni-potent God and by the grace of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, I will still accomplish it.
“To those who disagree with me or disapprove of my actions I apologise but there comes a time in the life of a man when some hard decision has to be made.
“Sometimes also one may have to leave a comfort zone to move to other terrain in order to fulfil destiny.
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“God called out Abraham from amongst his people to move and leave them in order to birth a new, enduring and blessed nation.
“Once again I thank u all. It is my prayer that God will be Merciful to us and this Nation, keep us united and make us a prosperous and the pride of the black Race in the World in Jesus Name.”
NAIJ.com had reported that the longstanding member of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Doyin Okupe has announced that he is leaving the party after so many years, stating a number of reasons.
He said: "It is with deep regret that I publicly announce my resignation from the People’s Democratic Party.
"It has to be public because the PDP no longer exists in my ward as a single unified party; it was when I joined it."
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