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Okupe drums support for Igbo presidency in 2023


Okupe Igbo Presidency 2023 election

Former presidential aide, Doyin Okupe, has hinted at the possibility of the emergence of an Igbo president in 2023.

In a statement released on his verified Twitter handle on Saturday, Okupe who was Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo said that the possibility lies on national consensus.

“An Igbo President is only possible if we are able to evolve a grand National Consensus on the project such as that which was enacted in 1999 when the two presidential candidates were Yoruba.

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“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.

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The former Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan who is open about his presidential ambition noted that the national consensus will determine if he will contest in the election or not.

“If this consensus emerges, in the interest of equity, fairness & national unity, I will shelve my ambition & support whoever is chosen as a candidate by my party.

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“However, in the event that this national consensus is not achievable, I will run for president in 2023 by God’s grace.”