Former Presidential aide, Doyin Okupe has apologized after the statement he made about Igbo Presidency.
He said Igbo can not evolve until the core north forgives the Igbo for the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto by nigerian soldiers of igbo extraction in the 1966 Coup.
He 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.”
This led to backlash from Nigerians who called him out for his statement, making him trend on Twitter.
However, he has tendered his apology to the Igbos for his earlier statement.
He wrote: “OPEN APPOLOGY TO THE IGBOS. I tender my unreserved appology 2 d Igbos & other nigerians who felt offended by my post on igbo presidency and the north.I never intended to hurt or demean the Igbos.Instead I wanted 2 help actualise d dream. I regret d said post, & I am truly sorry.”