Doyin Okupe Biography, Age, State, Political Career

Doyin Okupe Biography –  Adedoyin Ajibike Okupe is a Nigerian politician, Physician and the co-founder of Royal Cross Medical Centre.

He is the Labour Party Presidential candidate Peter Obi’s Campaign DG. However, he resigned after he was convicted for money laundering.

Here’s all the details about Doyin Okoye Biography, age, date of birth, tribe, state of origin, family, political career and education.

Doyin Okupe Bio & Profile Doyin Okupe Bio & Profile

Name:                                     Doyin Okupe

Date of Birth:                         22 March 1952

Age:                                             70 years

Political Party:                         Labour Party

Postion:                                    Campaign DG

State of Origin:                          Osun State

Nationality:                            Nigerian

Education:                          University of Ibadan

Wife:                                  Aduralere Okupe

Children:                   Bolu Okupe,  Duran Okupe

Early Life and Biography of Doyin OkupeEarly Life and Biography of Doyin Okupe

Born on 22 March 1952 in Iperu in Ogun State of Nigeria, Okupe is the son of Chief Matthew Adekoya Okupe, who was a banker with Agbonmagbe  Bank. He was raised alongside his siblings Kunle Okupe, Owo Okupe, Wemi Okupe and Larry Okupe, and his sisters are Aina Okanlawon and Bisola Ayeni.Doyin Okupe attended St. Jude’s School in Ebute, Metta, Lagos.  He had his secondary education at Igbobi College in Yaba, Lagos state were he grew up.Later, he attended the University of Ibadan in Ibadan, Oyo State.

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Doyin Okupe Career

Before becoming joining politics,  Okupe is a medical doctor. Also, he was once a publisher of a health newspaper called Life Mirror.

Medical Career

For years,  Okupe worked for both government and private hospitals  including St. Nicholas Hospital, Lagos.

Later, he established the Royal Cross Medical Centre (also known as Royal Cross Hospital) alongside his colleagues, Dr. Seyi Roberts and Dr. Ladi Okuboyejo, where he was the MD.

Political Career

Doyin Okoye was a House of Representative candidate of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) during the second republic in 1983 Nigerian parliamentary election.

Later, Okupe became the National Publicity Secretary of National Republican Convention (NRC). However, he was detained by late General Sani Abacha military regime in 1966.

Okupe was appointed Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to President Olusegun Obasanjo. In 2002, he contested for Governorship in Osun State under the People’s Democratic Party.

In 2012, he was appointed Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs under  President Goodluck Jonathan. Okupe was publicist at various times to Nigerian presidential aspirants of the PDP, including President Olusegun Obasanjo, President Goodluck Jonathan, Atiku Abubakar and Bukola Saraki.

In 2022, Okupe joined the Labour Party and stood in as the running mate and vice presidential candidate of the Labour Party until a substantive candidate was picked.

He but later appointment as the Campaign DG of presidential candidate Peter Obi but resigned following money laundry allegations.

Controversies

Doyin Okupe and his companies in August 2012 were probed by the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC).

The commission accused him of failing to execute road construction contracts awarded to his companies in 2004 by Benue State and by Imo State.

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Also in July 2016, 702 million of the embezzled $2 billion in the $2 billion arms deal at the office of the National Security Adviser under Sambo Sasuki was traced to Okupe’s account.

He was charged before the federal high court on 59 counts on money laundering in 2019. However, Doyin was not convicted until December 2022.

On December 2022, Doyin Okupe resigned as the campaign DG of Labour Party after he was convicted for money laundering.

Wife and Children

Doyin Okupe is married to Aduralere Okupe and the couple is blessed with two known children.

While Duran is a supporter of All Progress Congress (APC) and his father suppprted Labour Party.

Also his other son Bolu Okupe is an LBGTQ activist who came out as gay on his Instagram page.

 

 

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