Ditan, the son of former presidential media aide under Jonathan administration, Doyin Okupe, says the decision to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s second term bid “was made with the Nigerian youth in mind”.
Concise News had reported earlier that in a letter he sent to Festus Keyamo, Buhari’s campaign spokesperson, the young Okupe, who is a lawyer, pleaded to join the campaign team of President Buhari to ensure the president’s victory in 2019.
In the letter, Ditan described Buhari as the best candidate for the top job, adding that everything must be done to prevent the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its cohorts from returning to power next year.
Reacting to his son’s decision to join the Buhari campaign team, Okupe tweeted: ”Ditan Okupe is my Son. He is a very brilliant young man. He went to Kings College, Lagos, Buckingham University, UK & did post graduate in law at d London school of economics. We both hv had serious issues in the last 5yrs. This may be his way of getting back at me. I wish him luck.”
However, clearing the air in a chat with our correspondent, the young Okupe stressed that his decision was not a way of getting back at anybody as alleged by his father.
Ditan told Concise that “this is a very critical time in this nation’s history”, noting that Nigerians must protect the ongoing process at all costs.
According to Ditan, his decision to join the Buhari train became imperative so the country can move to that great destiny that Nigeria and Nigerians deserve.
His words: “Not trying to get back at anybody, neither is this a response to any face off.
“This decision was made with the Nigerian youth in mind.
“This is a very critical time in this nation’s history and we must protect the ongoing process at all costs so that we can transition into that great destiny that Nigeria and Nigerians deserve,” the young Okupe told Concise.