Professor Wole Soyinka has denied the recent comment associated to him, praising the qualities of the former Lagos State governor and All Progressives Congress-APC’s leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
The online report said Soyinka was admiring the APC leader for his veritable contribution of raising many governors, including Fashola, former Lagos governor and the Minister of Power, Housing and Transport, and the sitting governor of Lagos, Akinwunmi Ambode; and also hijacking power from the Peoples Democratic Party in the last general elections.
The report said Soyinka praised Tinubu, liking him to an hero “saving Nigeria from the danger of falling into one party state”; “nurtured many renowned national successors” and surrendered his ambition for President Muhammadu Buhari.
The fake report further said: “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”.
“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”, the reports spiced.
Wole Soyinka, a Nobel Laurent in Literature and an emeritus Professor, who said the report was sent to him, had sent a mail to Premium Times on Thursday, denying the in its entirety the report attributed to him.
Professor Soyinka said he could only recommend his recent occupational publication: The Republic of Liar- to caution the public “while the growing population of victims await the routine descent of the full operational wrath of Internet policing on all impudent impersonators,”
“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…” said Soyinka.