Okupe apologises over comments on Igbo Presidency

Former Senior Special Assistant to President Goodluck Jonathan on Public Affairs, Doyin Okupe, has apologised over his comments on the Igbo presidency and the ethnic group’s relationship with the North that led to the death of Sardauna of Sokoto in the 1966 coup.

Okupe made this known via his official Twitter handle @doyinokupe on Sunday with the title: “Open Apology To The Igbos.”

It will be recalled that Okupe tweeted some days ago that a national consensus for the Igbo presidency cannot evolve.

He added that it can only evolve when the core North forgives the Igbos for the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto by Nigerian soldiers of Igbo extraction in the 1966 coup.

The former presidential aide explained that he never meant to hurt or demean the Igbos but help in the actualization of the dream.

Doyin expressed regret over the post, saying ‘he is sorry’.

“I tender my unreserved apology to the Igbos & other Nigerians who felt offended by my post on Igbo Presidency and the North.

“I never intended to hurt or demean the Igbos but instead I wanted to help actualize the dream.

“I regret the said post and I am truly sorry,” he tweeted.


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