The former aide to Ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan, Doyin Okupe, has given one reason why the North will not support Igbo presidency in the upcoming 2023 election.
In a tweet posted on Saturday, Okupe explained that the reason why North are yet to forgive the Igbo over the incidences of 1966 is because of the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto.
The former presidential aide, said that the Igbos has to reach a consensus with the North, in other to be win 2020.
“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,”
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.
— Doyin (@doyinokupe) March 20, 2021