Jonathan names Okupe senior special assistant on public affairs

Dr Doyin Okupe has emerged as senior  assistant on affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan.His appointment was announced by  Anyim Pius Anyim, Secretary to the Government of the Federation  in a letter reportedly dated July 24.

Okupe served as the Presidential spokesman during the Olusegun Obasanjo regime before was unceremoniously sacked.  has however remained in the media limelight ever since.

His latest appointment is interpreted by some observers as a reflection of the presidency’s unease with  Reuben Abati’s not too combative style. Abati  is the presidential spokesman .Okupe may have been signed on to serve as an attack dog of the regime.

Femi Fani-Kayode and Uba Sani were previous occupants of  the  Okupe’s  post  in the  Obasanjo era.

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