Akin Osuntokun, the newly appointed Director General (DG) of the Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) of Labour Party (LP) has revealed that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is fully in support of Peter Obi’s presidential bid.
Akin Osuntokun made this known during an interview session on Channels Television’s Politics Today made this known in a statement while answering a question about Obasanjo’s role in the Obi/Datti presidential campaign.
Osuntokun while addressing the former president’s close relationship with him and Okupe, Osuntokun said, “He is a father figure. That’s a better description of the relationship. He’s a father figure to us, not an ‘ally.’ Assuming that what you are saying is correct, am I not qualified for the job? Am I not competent for it?”
Asked if his appointment was based on the recommendation of the former president, Osuntokun said, “You’ll have to ask the presidential candidate, my principal, whether it was an Obasanjo slot and that was how the position was filled.
“Don’t forget that I was the immediate zonal coordinator of the campaign in South-West, so this is essentially an elevation. It is not that I’m just joining the campaign organisation, but if you say that it’s Obasanjo’s slot, people have different perceptions and you’re at liberty to say so.”