Dr. Doyin Okupe, former presidential spokesman of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, has been savagely criticised for asking Igbos to apologise to northerners for the killing of Ahmadu Bello, former Nigerian premier, if they want to produce the next president in 2023.
In a series of tweets on Saturday, Okupe said the apology is the only way the region can produce the next president come 2023.
“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,” he tweeted.
Responding to his comments, Nigerians have slammed him for making such statement with many saying he is out of his mind.
“Foolish talk what of igbos northerners kill it is still in our mind,” said Kelly Onuoha.
“The most stupid and insensitive statement I ever heard,” said Emeka Okpala.
“Then they should let the Igbo go and have their own Nation. Rubbish Talk, the North should also know that the current igbos generation are not the set of igbos under the leadership of Ironsi and ojukwu,” Ogunsemore Adekunle Harry said.