The name of former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe has been submitted as the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party.
Okupe, announced this while speaking on a live television programme.
He, however, clarified that he is ‘standing in’ as the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour party candidate Peter Obi.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) gives political parties until July 15 to substitute the name of the Vice Presidential candidate initially submitted.
Meanwhile, if Okupe’s candidacy holds, he will run alongside Peter Obi in the 2023 presidential elections.
“Choosing the vice-presidential candidate is an electoral process and it does not stop until the process and schedule ends,” Dr Okupe said.
“INEC allows you to present a candidate and later on, if you want to substitute, you may do so, if necessary.
“But if it’s not necessary, you may as well continue,” he said.