Doyin Okupe, a former presidential aide, has apologised over the comment he made regarding Igbo presidency.
Okupe, in a series of Twitter posts on Saturday, had said no president of Igbo extraction will emerge until the northern region forgives the Igbo soldiers who killed Ahmadu Bello, the Sardauna of Sokoto and Premier of Northern Nigeria.
“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,” he had said.
He was slammed by Nigerians for the comment on the microblogging platform.
He returned hours later to apologise.
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.”