Soyinka also said Buhari was the best candidate of the two who contested in the 2015 presidential election.
Soyinka said “There’s nothing surprising to me about his losing popularity, it should be expected.
“People wanted change, that word was not just a slogan, it was a promise.
“Nigeria was sinking”.
“Fulfilling political promises when you take over the reins of power and you have to clean up a lot of mess, it’s not easy."
The literary icon also said Buhari was the best candidate of the two who contested in the 2015 presidential election.
Soyinka also said it is high time that Nigerians do away with ex-military leaders turned politicians.
He said “I was not particularly enamoured of the idea of a military person continuing — for heaven’s sake, it’s been too long.
“I feel very passionate that it’s about time that we eliminated the last vestiges of military control, of military representation. It’s as if there are no brains outside the military.”
Reports say Professor Wole Soyinka has fulfilled his promise to do away with his US green card.
He made the disclosure on Thursday, December 1, 2016, on the sidelines of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg.