Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary Normal of the apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has slammed Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan over his latest feedback.
Okupe had in a sequence of tweets on Saturday, claimed that the North are but to forgive the Igbo over the incident 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”.
However, reacting to Okupe’s outburst in an announcement on Sunday, Isiguzoro cautioned the previous presidential Aide towards incitive feedback.
He stated that Ndigbo had forgiven the north over its function in the course of the Nigeria/Biafra conflict, which led to the bloodbath of over two million Igbos.
Isiguzoro emphasised that the Igbo nation will proceed to keep up the normal alliance with northerners and warned Okupe to cease fanning embers of discord in his bid to realize inordinate ambition of vying the nation’s presidential seat.
The Ohanaeze chieftain reminded Doyin Okupe that there was a nationwide consensus on Nigeria presidential seat to rotate between the North and south geopolitical zones, insisting that the Igbo nation ought to be allowed and supported to take its shot come 2023.
He additional said that the South East and certainly your entire Igbo nation had demonstrated its perception in a single Nigeria by firmly supporting the north to be at helms of energy therefore the necessity for northerners to rally spherical Ndigbo to provide the following Nigeria President in 2023.
Isiguzoro advised Okupe that Igbos usually are not at conflict with any part of the nation, urging the citizenry to disregard the latter’s divisive ranting as his plan in thwarting Nigeria President of Igbo bloc will hit the rock.
In keeping with the Secretary Normal, “Igbos have forgiven the north and North has forgiven Igbos. Okupe saying Igbos performed a job in killing of Sardauna of Sokoto is being mischievous. Additionally, there was nationwide consensus that energy ought to rotate between the northern and Southern Nigeria. Okupe mustn’t whip up pointless sentiment.
“It’s not in one of the best curiosity of fairness, Justice and equity by this remark made by Doyin Okupe. We’re additionally conscious of his publicly declared presidential ambition. He’s an enemy of 1 united Nigeria that ought to extinct from the nation’s democratic system.”