Doyin Okupe, former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to former President Goodluck Jonathan, has stated that his son is supporting President Muhammadu Buhari for the 2019 general election to spite him over an issue they had in the past.
Mr Okupe, a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and a leading political figure working for the presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, stated this in a tweet Thursday night.
Earlier same day, Okupe’s son, Ditan, had expressed interest to join the re-election campaign train of Mr Buhari.
“It is with great pleasure that I use this opportunity to indicate my keen interest in joining your campaign team for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari,” he partly wrote in an epistle addressed to Festus Kayamo, the director-general, Strategic Communications of Buhari’s campaign organisation.
Reacting to the decision of his son, Okupe said the young lad decided to support Mr Buhari because of the conflict between them which dates back to five years ago. He thereafter wished him well.
“Ditan okupe is my Son. He is a very brilliant young man. He went to Kings college, Lagos, Buckingham university, UK and did post graduate in law at the London school of economics.
“We both have had serious issues in the last five years. This may be his way of getting back at me. I wish him luck,” he wrote.
This is coming weeks after Abraham Obasanjo, son of former president Olusegun Obasanjo, decided to pitch his tent with the president against the interest of his father.
The former Nigerian leader and his son are also not in good terms, hence, the political difference.