"I am a placeholder, I'll be substituted" - Doyin Okupe clears the air after he was announced Obi's running mate

Nigerian youths breathed a sigh of relief on Friday after Dr Doyin Okupe, a Labour Party chieftain, refuted the wide reports that announced him the running mate of the Labour Party's presidential candidate, Peter Obi.

'I am a placeholder, I'll be substituted' - Doyin Okupe clears the air after he was announced Obi's running mate

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Debunking the reports on Twitter, Okupe attributed the delay in settling on a vice presidential candidate for Obi to the ongoing arrangement in the party, which he said is aimed at forming a grand coalition ahead of the 2023 presidential elections.

Noting that he is a placeholder not Peter Obi's running mate, Okupe tweeted: "Dear supporters of Peter obi, & all OBIdient members of the Obi movement, I had to take the VP slot to meet up wt d Inec deadline & not to predijuce the status of d emerging grand coalition we are putting together.shortly when the 3rd force is done,new arrangement I'll be substituted.

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The Labour Party Chieftain also retweeted a tweet that read: "Just a stand in candidate. Till when talks about coalition are finalized. I am disappointed sort of as I spent the whole day anxious and anticipating the news, but it's all good. It's a marathon, and not a sprint... We await who the VP would be, in a week maybe."

'I am a placeholder, I'll be substituted' - Doyin Okupe clears the air after he was announced Obi's running mate

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