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2015 Elections ‘I didn’t endorse anybody,’ Wole Soyinka says

Soyinka stated this on Thursday, January 15, via a piece titled, ‘Identity Thieves and the 2015 Election Peace Accord’.

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Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has stated that he has not endorsed any candidate for the upcoming 2015 elections.

Soyinka stated this on Thursday, January 15, via a piece titled, ‘Identity Thieves and the 2015 Election Peace Accord’.

“Let me thus seize the occasion of the Abuja accord to state categorically that I have never made a statement endorsing any presidential or governorship contestant. All such attributions are fabrications by faceless, often self-appointed agents of deception, and should be publicly pilloried. Whenever I choose to declare support for a candidate – as is my electoral right – I shall ensure that I deploy a medium that places my authorship beyond dispute,” Soyinka said.

Soyinka further urged those spreading rumours of a purported endorsement “to be less gullible, and avoid becoming cheap conduits for the deception industry.”

The renowned playwright also commended the recent pact for peaceful elections reached by President Goodluck Jonathan and All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari describing it as a a “positive step in the direction of democracy.”

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