Doyin Okupe’s conviction cannot demoralise me – Peter Obi

Peter Obi

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi has said that the conviction of his campaign Director General, Doyin Okupe cannot break his resolve to be Nigeria’s president come 2023.

Obi stated this on Monday during an interactive session with journalists in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital saying that he is undaunted by the conviction Okupe over alleged money laundering.

According to Obi: “I am hearing about it (the conviction) just like you. I am still studying what is coming out of the courts 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.”

On the impression that he does not have political structure to win the presidential election, he responded that he was determined to dismantle the existing political structure in the country which has caused wide-spreads poverty among Nigerians.

“The structure they have today is the structure we want to destroy. It is the structure of criminality. It is structure that produced 133million people living in poverty, it is the structure that produced 20 million out-of- school children.

“It is the structure that has made Nigeria surpass India in infant mortality. It is the structure that will destroy Nigeria and we want to destroy that structure,” he said.