Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan has apologised for his touch upon the 2023 elections and Igbo presidency.
Requires a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction has continued to generate heated controversies because the nation’s subsequent common elections transfer nearer.
However in a Twitter submit on Saturday, Okupe stated an Igbo president can’t emerge in 2023 besides there is a nationwide consensus.
He had additionally claimed that the South-East is not going to produce a president till forgiven by the North for the killing of Ahmadu Bello in 1966.
“A nationwide consensus for Igbo presidency can’t evolve till the core North forgives the Igbos for the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto by Nigerian troopers of Igbo extraction within the 1966 coup.
“If this consensus emerges, within the curiosity of fairness, equity & nationwide unity, I’ll shelve my ambition & assist whoever is chosen as a candidate by my celebration. Nonetheless, if this nationwide consensus just isn’t achievable, I WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2023 by God’s Grace.”
His remark has generated a backlash with many individuals accusing him of making an attempt to smear the Igbo presidency marketing campaign attributable to his presidential ambition.
In a follow-up submit, nevertheless, Okupe expressed remorse over his preliminary remark.
He wrote: “OPEN APOLOGY TO THE IGBOS. I tender my unreserved apology to the Igbos & different Nigerians who felt offended by my submit on the Igbo presidency and the North. I by no means supposed to harm or demean the Igbos. As a substitute, I needed to assist actualise the dream. I remorse the stated submit & I’m actually sorry.”