By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Nigerians must brave up and join hands to end tyranny in 2010, in spite of the growing persecution being experienced in the country.
Former spokesman to ex President Olusegun Obasanjo, Chief Doyin Okupe stated thus while reacting to the ‘illegal’ invitation handed over to him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Saturday December 8, 2918.
“If these are the sacrifices we must pay so that our Nation can be freed from retrogression, disunity and instability, hunger and pervasive poverty, then we will gladly submit to the unrelenting forces of tyranny knowing fully well that by the Mercy of God Almighty our Nation, it’s people and our children will live many glorious years thereafter,” he said.
Okuoe who also made public the hand written details of the EFCC team that came to his house on Saturday 8th Dec 2019, said that he was specifically requested to report at the CYBERCRIME UNIT in their Awolowo Road office.
“It is not true that they just came to drop invitation letter. I have witnesses in my house. I was not alone.
“They came with a car and a bus with 6 armed Mopol who stayed outside the house. They insisted I followed them to their office.
“The stories about my receiving money to run my office is 2yrs old and had been thoroughly investigated for over 6months. Officers in charge of the case told me that EFCC lawyers have advised them not to proceed with the case as they cannot win in court,” he said.
Okupe alleged that this new move is obviously a reckless and desperate one being part of the grand plan to silence opposition even at the expense of wasting tax payers money on frivolous prosecution.
“I consider this as an occupational hazard and I am absolutely unperturbed.
We are focused and determined to defeat this government in 2019 by God’s Grace and install an urbane, civilized and highly resourceful leader in person of Alhadji Atiku Abubakar.
“On this mission we are prepared to suffer persecution including unlawful incarceration, public humiliation and defamation.
“I Doyin Okupe after nearly 40years in public service have NEVER stolen any money from public coffers or any institution or establishment.
“I come from a family if those who give to society not those who rape the society. I come from a rich and blessed family who value name, honour and integrity above all else.
“In the entire of this world I have only one house in Lagos and a home in my hometown. Nothing elsewhere. No homes abroad, no monies stuck up any where in the WORLD.
“Those who are trying to destroy me or my name because of politics or what I believe will have God Almighty to contend with in the NAME of Jesus,” he concluded.
Dr. Doyin Okupe was the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan (2010 – 2015) of Nigeria