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Obasanjo How former President almost fought Prof Ojetunji

Prof. Soyinka called the former President a liar.

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Former president Olusegun Obasanjo

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Writer and Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, at an event, took a swipe at former President Obasanjo.

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Former President, Olusegun Obasanjo loves ice cream too

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Speaking on the former President’s  comment about him, in his book, My Watch, where he called Soyinka a political illiterate, the eloquent speaker dismissed Obasanjo.

Prof. Soyinka called the former President a liar.

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Obasanjo

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According to Linda Ikeji’s blog, he said “Obasanjo is entitled to his opinion. But the question is: ‘Who respects the opinion of a liar? I can spend the whole night proving that he is a liar. Obasanjo was once described by an economist, the late Prof Ojetunji Aboyade, as an economic illiterate. They nearly ‘went into blow’ that night. It was Prof. Mabogunje who separated them. So, if an economic illiterate calls somebody a political illiterate, no problem at all. In ‘ My Watch’, Obasanjo told the first lie when he said he deplored lies. Anybody who said he never plotted to have an unconstitutional third term in office, even as a writer, I need a word to describe him.”

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Wole Soyinka

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Soyinka was speaking at a Globacom event tagged: An evening with Wole Soyinka.

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