Former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has said that an Igbo presidency is possible if the North can forgive the Igbos for the killings of Sardauna of Sokoto in the 1966 coup.
Okupe stated this on Saturday via his official Twitter handle.
He said the Igbo Presidency needs a grand national consensus similar to the one enacted in 1999 when the two presidential candidates were Yorubas.
His tweets read “An Igbo President is only possible if we are able to evolve a grand National Consensus on the project such as that which was enacted in 1999 when the two presidential candidates were Yoruba.
“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 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.”
Speaking on his presidential ambition, he said “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.”
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