By Ononye VC
The former director-general of the Peter Obi-Datti Presidential Campaign Council, Doyin Okupe, has lamented the Labour Party’s loss in the 2023 presidential election.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the early hours of Wednesday announced the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, as the winner of the presidential election.
According to the election results declared by the INEC chairman, Mahmood Yakubu, Tinubu, a former Lagos State governor, was declared the president-elect after scoring 8,794,726 votes to defeat his closest rivals, Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
Reacting to the outcome of the election, Okupe said the LP had run a good race, fought a good fight but disappointment and gloom seemed to loom as tears filled his eyes.
“We have run a good race. Fought a good fight. We thank God for the mercies we received along the way.
“Even though disappointment and gloom seem to loom and tears fill my eyes because my God, I don’t know your mind. But I remember that in these situations you have taught me to say, ‘It is well.’”