Nigerians were taken by surprise after a video of a former Director-General of the Labour Party Presidential Campaign Organization in the 2023 general election, Doyin Okupe, claiming that President Bola Tinubu was the best candidate to run for the presidency in 2023 emerged.

VIDEO: Tinubu Best Candidate For President, Better Than Peter Obi – Doyin Okupe
Doyin Okupe and Bola Tinubu

Okupe made this revelation on Friday, June 7, during an interview on Channels TV.


In a video which has been trending online, Okupe stated that hindsight has made him realise that Tinubu is the best man for the job.

Doyin Okupe argued that in terms of capability, commitment and knowledge, Tinubu checks all the boxes.

Doyin Okupe Speaks On His Relationship With Tinubu

In his words: “Let me tell you, of all the people that actually ran for President in 2023, by the benefit of hindsight, Bola Tinubu is the best.
I have seen Peter Obi, I have been with Atiku Abubakar, I also knew Bola Tinubu many years ago.
I have not seen him in the last 7 to 8 years, that is not the point but he is the best in terms of capability, commitment and knowledge.”

Furthermore, Okupe opined that Nigerians cannot judge the Tinubu administration like they judged past administrations.


This, to him is because Tinubu came in after it seemed like governance had been ‘’abandoned for 8 years.”

One Year Is Too Short 

He insisted that one year is too short to judge the current administration.

Okupe said that Tinubu would do well if Nigerians give him more time.

When asked if his statement wasn’t a betrayal of Obi, whom he campaigned for in 2023,


Okupe replied in the negative.

According to him, his support for Obi was borne out of their mutual belief that a Southerner should be president, which led to their exit from the PDP.


Watch video below:


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