Nigeria’s Senate President Bukola Saraki has appointed Doyin Okupe, a former senior special assistant to former President Goodluck Jonathan, as chairman of the media council for his campaign organisation.
The appointment of Okupe was announced by Mohammed Wakil, director general, Saraki Presidential Campaign Organisation.
In a statement, Wakil stated that Okupe will:
“Work with other top professionals in the team to effectively communicate the campaign messages of Dr. Saraki to the people of Nigeria and the international community”.
“Okupe, a medical doctor and politician, had served as the National Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Republican Convention (NRC) in the aborted Third Republic, Director of Communications of the Presidential campaigns of two former presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan and later served as senior special assistant on Media and Public Affairs to both Presidents”.
You will recall that Okupe resigned his membership of the PDP in 2017, saying it is clear that the opposition party would not bear fruits in the future.
He had said in a statement that:
“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.
“It is no longer news that the PDP has been embroiled in a fratricidal internal crisis brought upon it by itself.
“Its current direction is difficult to discern and I am convinced that even when the much expected judgement from the Supreme Court is given, the future of the party is not likely to be significantly affected whichever way the judgement goes”.