Doyin Okupe, a previous assistant to Ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan individually, has given one significant explanation the North won’t uphold Igbo administration come 2023.
In a progression of tweets on Saturday, Okupe clarified that the North are yet to pardon the Igbo over the frequencies of 1966 of which one of the great focuses was the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto in what until now is believed by many people to be an Igbo coup. SleekGist reports.
The former presidential aide, who has declared his interest to run in the 2023 presidency, pointed out that if the Igbos reach a consensus with the North, in the interest of equity, fairness and national unity, he will shelve his ambition.
“A national consensus for Igbo Presidency cannot evolve until the core north forgives the Igbos for the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto by Nigerian soldiers of igbo extraction in the 1966 Coup.
“If this consensus emerges, in the interest of equity, fairness & national unity, I will shelve my ambition & support whoever is chosen as a candidate by my party.
“However, in the event that this national consensus is not achievable, I WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2023 by God’s Grace.
“This is the political Knot only the Igbo leaders must spearhead and with the support of other well meaning Nigerians, resolve with a high level of humility and political dexterity,” he said.