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Doyin Okupe Reveals Three Things That Nasarawa Government Did To Foil Peter Obi’s First Campaign

The Director General of the Peter Obi presidential campaign council, Doyin Okupe, has revealed the length to which the All Progressive Congress government in Nasarawa State went to frustrate the presidential campaign of Peter Obi in the state.

Recall that Peter Obi and the Labour Party had started off their presidential campaign in Nasarawa State amid reactions that the turnout of supporters was not as expected.

Doyin Okupe who was speaking to a Channels Television reporter revealed three things that the Nasarawa State Government did to make sure that their campaign did not receive the crowd that was expected.

One of the reasons he stated was that the party could not get the final permit for the landing of Peter Obi’s helicopter and that they only got the permit on the morning of the campaign.

 

He said, “You will not believe that we did not get the final permit for the landing of the helicopter of our out principals until the morning of the rally.”

Secondly, he said that even though he sent a 22-member advanced team to the venues for the rally, they could not do anything because among the different venues that they picked for the event the government did not approve any. He revealed further that if not for the intervention of some high-level individuals in the state, the rally would not have been held.

 

As to the third reason, he said that the third and most crucial blow that the Nasarawa State Government dealt them was that they declared a curfew on the eve of the rally and fixed environmental sanitation on the morning of the campaign.

He said, “The master blow that they dealt us was that for the past 7 or 8 years, nobody has ever heard of environmental sanitation in Nasarawa State. But the government from nowhere on Thursday declared that Saturday is an environmental sanitation day.”

The Director General moved on to disclose that the people that were seen at the rally were people the party and support groups managed and struggled to get from around Lafia, the capital of Nasarawa State.

 

According to him, 90 percent of the supporters of the Labour Party could not come to the rally because of lack of access. He said what he was saying was a statement of fact, not an allegation.

 

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