The Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe has debunked rumours circulating social media that he received $100 million campaign funds from the presidency.
A statement signed by Okupe’s personal assistant Prince Deji Adeyanju, on Sunday, April 12, 2015 clearly states that Okupe was not part of the campaign organisation and as such was not given funds meant for the campaign.
The statement read:
Our attention has been drawn to a very misleading and false story circulating on social media about Dr. Doyin Okupe receiving about 100 million dollars from President Jonathan which he was suppose to have disbursed which they claimed he did not disburse to the appropriate groups. We wish to make the following clarifications and put the record straight:
1. President Jonathan is alive and he’s still a sitting president and the Commander in Chief. We can make this categorical statement that the president has never and he did not give Dr. Okupe any money for any group, person, association or political party for the purpose of this election.
2. Dr. Okupe was never a member of the Presidential Campaign Organization and neither did he function as a member or play any role in this regard.
3. In his state of Ogun, Dr. Okupe was not the coordinator of the presidential campaign organization and was not in custody of any money for campaign and therefore, we wonder why anyone will even dream that Dr. Okupe received campaign funds for any group.
4. Therefore, without any fear of equivocation we say that the story that Dr. Okupe was given 100 million dollars for Labour Party and Accord Party for the South West is blatantly false and there’s no iota of truth in it.
Finally, as far as we are concerned, the elections have been fought and have been lost and won. Those who have any personal grudges or scores to settle with Dr. Okupe are at liberty to do so but be mindful of his right as a citizen and they should keep to what is true and lawful.