Okupe wears one trouser with President Jonathan for pocketing N100 million meant to bribe Labor and Accord Party in South West
It was reliably gathered that President Goodluck Jonathan gave Dr Okupe the sum of N100 million in Dollars to mobilize members of the Accord Party and Labour Party in the South West, after they had endorsed President Jonathan as their joint Presidential candidate.
Problem however started when Okupe diverted the largesse into erecting a mansion, which he had previously demolished four times, so as to meet his taste.
He also bought a Range Rovers HSE Sport while his workers in the State House were reportedly not paid for three months.
“I have thought that the Election period would be our breakthrough but unfortunately, it turned out to be our worst nightmare. Dr Okupe could not even engage us in any of the campaign activities despite the facts that we are in “Public Affairs” in Presidency.” a senior staff in his office said.
According to the source, “Okupe’s greatest problems are his wife Yemisi and his elder brother, Wemimo Okupe. In fact, Wemimo Okupe is the Chief Operating Officer, who controls the finances of Dr Doyin Okupe according to our source in the State House. He determines who to pay and what to pay to any of the staff including those that worked in the defunct Federalist Newspaper owned by Dr Doyin Okupe.
The Federalist Newspaper was another source which Dr Doyin Okupe used to siphon money from the Presidency and friends of President Jonathan.
A female staff of the defunct paper said the Newspaper was operated like a cult business and that eventually led to the inevitable downfall of the paper!
The ELITES gathered that, few days to the March 28 Presidential election, a message was sent to all the staff through Okupe’s secretary, that all staff should stop coming to the office without any information on their owned salary of four months.
“I am a family woman with children at home, how do I cope without four month salary?” lamented another staff of the office.
Sources disclosed that Okupe’s wife; Yemisi influences the way he reasons, especially, where his official obligations are concerned. She determines what Dr Okupe does with the staff.
“Unlike before, Dr Okupe would have been running around to ensure we are paid our salary on time but this time around, the wife has told him not to bother himself. She thinks we are happy with the useless food she prepares for us every Thursday” said another female staff that preferred to be anonymous.
“We are totally confused now if we would ever get our salary because we have not heard anything from Dr Okupe and May 29 is just less than a month now” said another staff.