Nobel Laureate denies praising Tinubu, says report is fabricated

Soyinka said the report is the handiwork of impersonators.


Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has dismissed the report that he extolled the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu for 'saving Nigeria from the bondage of the People's Democratic Party (PDP)'.

The concocted statement quoted the Nobel Laureate as saying; “Tinubu has the option of joining the PDP elites to hold us hostage for another decade but he gave his all to the masses to dethrone the elites.

“Political juveniles believed that APC won because of the votes from the North. No!!!, APC’s victory was cemented the day Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Tinubu resolved to work together.”

In a counter statement on Thursday, Nov. 26, obtained by Premium Times, Soyinka said he not in any way connected to the comment, noting that it is apparently the work of impersonators.

He said: “It is difficult to prescribe for the sort of mind that finds itself so inadequate that it must foist its opinions on others, and with such confident sense of impunity. Kindly assist me in letting the public know that I am not in anyway connected with the publication that has just been forwarded to me…

“I can only yet again recommend my recent “occasional” publication – The Republic of Liars – to the public as a cautionary tract, while the growing population of victims await the routine descent of the full operational wrath of Internet policing on all impudent impersonators."

The professor emeritus had yesterday, Nov. 25, condemned the Muhammadu Buhari administration for failing to rescue the over 200 Chibok girls from the captivity of Boko Haram, 20 months after they were abducted. He described the situation as a "shame" on government's part.


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