Okupe peeved over son joining Buhari’s campaign team, says all is not well
NEWS DIGEST–Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-Presidents Goodluck Jonathan and Olusegun Obasanjo, says his son may be trying to get back at him by joining President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign team.
According to Festus Keyamo, spokesman of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Ditan Okupe has “volunteered to work” for the president ahead of the 2019 election.
He disclosed this in a Twitter post on Thursday after he received Ditan in his office.
“Breaking ranks with their fathers for PMB: Ditan Okupe, 1st son of Atiku’s man, Doyin Okupe, a UK-trained lawyer of 12 yrs post-call in Nig, volunteers to work 4 PMB’s campaign team just like OBJ’s son. Nigerian youths note: Atiku’s salesmen cannot even sell him to their children,” Kemayo tweeted.
Okupe served as director of communications for the presidential campaigns of Obasanjo and Jonathan.
Senate President Bukola Saraki had appointed him as the chairman of his media campaign team prior to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primary won by Atiku Abubakar