The newly appointed director general of the Labor Party’s presidential campaign council, LP, Akin Osuntokun, says he has abandoned his ambition to contest a senatorial seat in the 2023 general election.
Osuntokun, who was announced as the general manager of LP’s campaign council on Tuesday, replaced Doyin Okupe, who resigned after being convicted of violating the Money Laundering Law.
Speaking in an interview with Channels Television on Wednesday during a Politics Today programme, Osuntokun, who is still listed by the Independent National Election Commission, INEC, as the Zenith Labor Party, ZLP, candidate for senatorial for the Ekiti Central District , described his position. as the LP campaign DG as a “higher order of priority”.
And when asked if he had abandoned his ambition, he replied: “I have abandoned it.”
“The campaign office has issued a press release in this regard. What law have I broken by accepting the appointment? What law has the presidential candidate who appointed me broken? he asked.
“So, it’s a redundant question in any case. It is of no consequence at all, either legally or constitutionally. There is no moral charge at all.
“It’s a higher order of priority. As a citizen of this nation with a realistic appreciation of what we need to move Nigeria forward, the aspiration to be in the Senate cannot be compared to the position I just held.
“I have no moral burden. I’m moving to a higher sacrifice position. I don’t need to declare it publicly. I have perfect freedom to decide what to do at any time, as long as I have not infringed any legal position.
“The step I am taking is of the greatest moral consequence for the country.”