Boko Haram: Okupe Denies Denigrating Islam

dr-doyin-okupeThe Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on publicity, Dr. Doyin Okupe, has denied reports that he made disparaging remarks on Muslims in a recent television interview.

In a statement issued by Okupe, he denied ever making the statement attributed to him either during the interview or in any other place.

“My attention has been drawn to a statement purportedly made by me on an interview programme aired on a Lagos Television station (TV CONTINENTAL) on Sunday 7th April, 2013 to the effect that the ‘Boko Haram sect is working according to the tenets of Islam’…one thing is certain, Boko Haram will never be able to Islamize Nigeria and cannot convert President Jonathan from Christianity to Islam,” he said.

“Let me state categorically that I, Doyin Okupe never made such a statement either on the Television Continental interview referred to by these desperate people or on any other occasion.”