He declared this on his social media platforms saying:
“Following various consultations with political associates, family and friends I have decided to formally join the Accord Party. My decision is based on deep reflection on who I am and what I want from politics.
“I am not desperate to be anything anymore but I am desperate to find and work with other Nigerians especially our young and vibrant upcoming politicians, to establish a political incubator to breed a new generation of leaders who will do things right, maintain high ethical standards and abhor greed, avarice, selfishness and impunity.”
“To me politics does not begin and end with winning or losing elections. It’s not about big or small parties either. It’s also beyond personal relationships or endearing associations or friendships.
“To me, Politics is about service to the people, policies and ideologies that will serve the best interests of the greater majority of the society, forthrightness and accountability, honour and integrity.”
He said politics is not all about losing and winning elections but about building relationships and helping to evoke social change.
Okupe, who also served under former President Olusegun Obasanjo, said he was not desperate for political power or appointment but was looking at breeding the next generations of youths that would change Nigeria for good.