Doyin Okupe, a former aide to ex-Presidents, Olusegun Obasanjo and Goodluck Jonathan has revealed how he performed an element within the go to of the late Igbo chief, Odumegwu Ojukwu to Lagos Island membership the place he (Ikemba) delivered his well-known “hand shake throughout the Niger” speech.
Okupe acknowledged this as he continues his apologies to the Igbo following his social media outbursts in opposition to the Igbo nation over the 2023 presidency.
The previous presidential aide had in a collection 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.
And since then, the politician, who has proven curiosity to run within the 2023 presidential election, has been asking for forgiveness from Igbo and Nigerians typically.
As he rightly famous, the posts he shared on Fb and Twitter, have generated unprecedented outcry and widespread animosity, particularly among the many Igbo.
The apex Igbo socio-cultural group, Ohanaeze Ndigbo had lashed out at him angrily over the to a current remark, saying “there may be each indication that Doyin Okupe wants pressing medical consideration. His motion will not be removed from an individual that’s mentally deranged.”
However talking once more on Sunday, Okupe wrote: “My late mum was raised in Onitsha and she or he spoke Igbo fluently. Certainly one of my grandsons is Igbo.
“I used to be central to the go to of the late Ikemba, Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu, to Lagos Island membership the place he delivered his well-known ‘Handshake throughout the Niger’ Speech.
“I used to be with him all evening whereas he put ending touches to the speech and it was the Chairman of Ekeson Motors and I who went with him to Island membership for the celebrated occasion.
“Additionally due to our affinity and closeness, he invited me to accompany him on his tour of the North.
“Many have questioned what was my motive in publishing the stated Fb publish. I dare say that my intentions have been noble. I do know for a indisputable fact that this example exists. I additionally know that political fairness and equity can’t be achieved until the Igbos have their shot on the presidency.”