Former Nigerian presidential aide, Doyin Okupe has assured Nigerians that the wealth of experience he gathered while working for Goodluck Jonathan as a Special Assistant on Public Affairs has really equipped him with knowledge on how to lead Nigeria if elected as president in 2023.
During the interview, Doyin Okupe said he had already highlighted a seven point agenda which he believes would change the narratives in the country for a better Nigeria if they are properly executed.
Doyin Okupe is not a popular figure like the likes of Atiku Abubakar but, there are various notable facts about him. This article will take a look at some of the notable facts about him.
Doyin Okupe is not just involved in active Politics, he is a trained medical doctor. According to a report which was released by Wikipedia, Doyin Okupe and a fellow doctor saved the life of his gatekeeper who was shot on the head. The incident occured on 23 August 1994.
Also, Doyin Okupe was one of the detainees during the regime of General Sani Abacha. He was detained on 3 October 1996. And during the aborted transition program of General Sani Abacha in March 1998, he was among those who were disqualified from participating in the United Nigeria Congress Party primaries.
Aside this, there are other controversies that surrounded him. In 2016, it was alleged that N702 million of the embezzled $2 billion in the $2 billion arms deal was traced to Doyin Okupe by the EFCC. On 14 January 2019, he was arraigned by the EFCC before a federal High Court in Abuja.
If you are given the opportunity to decide whether Okupe should become the president of the country, would you choose him?
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