The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo has responded angrily to a latest remark by Doyin Okupe, a former aide to Ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan.
Okupe had in a sequence of tweets on Saturday, claimed that the North are but to forgive the Igbo over the incidences of 1966 of which one of many excessive factors was the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto.
“A nationwide consensus for Igbo Presidency can’t evolve till the core north forgives the Igbos for the killing of Sardauna of Sokoto by nigerian troopers of igbo extraction within the 1966 Coup.
“If this consensus emerges, within the curiosity of fairness, equity & nationwide unity, I’ll shelve my ambition & help whoever is chosen as a candidate by my social gathering.
“Nonetheless, within the occasion that this nationwide consensus isn’t achievabe, I WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT IN 2023 by God’s Grace.
“That is the political Knot solely the Igbo leaders should spearhead and with the help of different effectively which means Nigerians, resolve with a excessive degree of humility and political dexterity,” he wrote.
Though he has apologized over the outburst, Ohanaeze have him heavy knock on Sunday.
President-Normal of the Ohanaeze Ndigbo Youth Council, Mazi Okwu Nnabuike, in an announcement made out there to DAILY POST, mentioned “there may be each indication that Doyin Okupe wants pressing medical consideration. His motion isn’t removed from an individual that’s mentally deranged.
“He’s being plagued by Aso Rock spirit and wishes each orthodox remedy and non secular deliverance.”
Okwu added that the previous media aide was being utilized by some politicians to advance their 2023 presidential ambition towards the curiosity of Ndigbo.
“We have now it good authority that Okupe was discovered as a keen instrument by some determined politicians who’re doing every little thing to cease an Igbo man fr changing into President of Nigeria.
“They noticed in him an unsound thoughts and capitalized on it to insult the sensibilities of Ndigbo. We advise his household to assist him earlier than his situation deteriorates. He’s having points together with his psychological capability.
“Solely somebody that’s mentally deranged will come up at this level in historical past to say that the mentioned coup was an Igbo coup, even when the evidences are there that different components of the nation have been certainly a part of that train.
“We should make it clear that regardless of the antics anybody might play up, Igbo presidency is non negotiable and we’re not going to be cajoled into giving up on that. Something on the contrary will imply that the Igbo have been requested to depart Nigeria.
“One million mad individuals like Doyin Okupe is not going to cease Ndigbo. He ought to go and face his case earlier than the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, EFCC. He’s apparently taking part in this boyish recreation to earn a comfortable touchdown however all these antics had fallen like pack of playing cards.”