Doyin Okupe apologizes to Igbos for saying “Igbo President cannot emerge until the north forgives them for killing Sardaauna”

Doyin Okupe, a former Presidential aide has apologized for the incendiary statement he made about an Igbo Presidency.

Okupe had tweeted: “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.”

He was slammed for his statement, making him trend on Twitter.

He however returned to Twitter some hours later to apologise for what he said.

He wrote:

“OPEN APOLOGY TO THE IGBOS. I tender my unreserved apology 2 d Igbos & other Nigerians who felt offended by my post on the Igbo presidency and the north. I never intended to hurt or demean the Igbos. Instead, I wanted 2 help to actualise d dream. I regret d said post, & I am truly sorry.”

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