“Lying and looking after the image of your principal are two different things”– Doyin Okupe

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[Interview]–Former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to President Goodluck Jonathan, Dr. Doyin Okupe has said that lying and looking after the image of your principal are two different things.

Speaking with Sun in an interview, the PDP chieftain said he had no reason to tell lies just to protect his job.

He said, “Lying and looking after the image of your principal are two different things. In the first instance, I have religious constraints; you know I am a Christian and we were told that lying is of the devil.

“I will not lie for any reason because it is the same mouth that I am going to lie with that I am going to pray with and they don’t work together.” He added.

He further said that nevertheless, one can still do a good job even with the worst princiapl without lying but by dwelling much on his positive achievements which was what he did working with President Goodluck Jonathan.

“So, If I get cornered by a journalist with lots of negativity, I always find an exit, with the positive side of any situation in which I am in and then, dwell on that.”​ He explained.




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