Okupe Joins Accord Party

By Ikenga Chronicles July 19, 2017

Okupe Joins Accord Party

Doyin Okupe, the former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the immediate past president, Goodluck Jonathan, on Tuesday defected to the Accord Party (AP).

This development was made known in a post on his Facebook page where he added that in no distant time, he would make public his proper entry into the party in Ogun State.

According to him, “Following various consultations with political associates, family and friends I have decided to formally join the Accord Party. My decision is based on deep reflection on who I am and what I want from politics.

“To me politics does not begin and end with winning or losing elections. It’s not about big or small parties either. It’s also beyond personal relationships or endearing associations or friendships.

“To me, politics is about service to the people, policies and ideologies that will serve the best interests of most of the society, forthrightness and accountability, honour and integrity.

“I am not desperate to be anything anymore, but I am desperate to find and work with other Nigerians especially our young and vibrant upcoming politicians, to establish a political incubator to breed a new generation of leaders who will do things right, maintain high ethical standards and abhor greed, avarice, selfishness and impunity.

“I want to belong to a political party that will be able to publicly state its position on troubling national issues like, requests for self-determination by a section of the country, resource control, federalism and restructuring, religious intolerance, atrocities of Fulani herdsman, unequal standards in national university admission policy, and many more.

“Any political party that does not have an openly stated position or stand on these issues is a mere association of elites coming together only to feather their own nests or at best a deceptive political contraption put together by a few to seize power for a few and for the benefit of a few.”