Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has been dragged on social media for his remarks on the supporters of the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi.
Prof Soyinka, in a statement titled, “Media responsibility,’’ on Tuesday, had said he warned the LP flag-bearer on “excesses” of his supporters, otherwise known as ‘Obidients’…… CONTINUE READING
“My rejection of fascism is nothing new. On three occasions, I was able to send a message to Peter Obi that if he lost the election, it would be his followers who lost it for him.
“It was depressing to watch his lieutenant, a crucially positioned voice of a movement that has ‘broken the mould’, threaten the totality of social existence,” Soyinka was quoted as saying.
Reacting, some Nigerians have since taken to social media to knock the literary icon over the statement credited to him.
Below are some of the reactions gathered by TRIBUNE ONLINE:
The wise ones say that an elder does not sit idly by while the goat dies in labour.
Not sure I saw Wole Soyinka condemn the ballot coup, voter intimidation & dangers of a president that's involved in shady biz.
But Datti's warning against a constitutional breach is the problem.
— Spotlight on #PeterObi #Obidatti023 (@Spotlight_Abby) April 5, 2023
See this hypocrite
— Maduafor Chidiebere Ada Awgbu (@AdaAwgbu_) April 5, 2023
Prof wole Soyinka has refused to answer every question AriseTV asked him. He is such a hypocrite. He is yet to say what Datti Ahmed said that’s wrong or inciting. You are okay with sowere #Revolutionnow but you have problem with Datti asking for constitution to be followed.
— Ekenedirichukwu (@man_like_manny) April 5, 2023
Soyinka is still talking. Lol! Reasonable Nigerians stopped listening to him in 2015. We don't know what he said and we don't care.
— ogbeide Ifaluyi-Isibor (@exquisiteOG) April 5, 2023
Wole Soyinka is among the privileged class so I don't expect him to say anything positive. He has never at any point in time been a voice to look up to in terms of speaking against the injustice going on in the country.
He should not talk down on our struggles.
— NKEM #PeterObi2023 (@Nkemchor_) April 5, 2023
Wole Soyinka is in bed with Tinubu.
That's why he never talks when Tinubu and his thugs mess up.
He only finds his voice when it touches his faves. https://t.co/oCX7oyj2qp
— Yemi Web Master (@ScarTissue101) April 5, 2023
Nobody gives a hoot about Soyinka.
This was the same fraud that sold Buhari and was wonderfully silent through the chaos Buhari orchestrated, now the werey wants to open his mouth.
It is only idiots that still take his utterances seriously. His judgement is trash. https://t.co/7uK4dNOrgh
— Olanna (@DahkDutch) April 5, 2023
Before and during the elections, was just wondering why Wole Soyinka never said anything, now he's probably CORNfully contented, hence this irrelevant outbursts, very unfortunate.
— Charles Ukaonu (@CharlesUkaonu) April 5, 2023
Nonsense!!! Soyinka should just go and rest. He has only one vote like others. No one is more citizen than all of us in this country.
— Firstladyship Real Rep👁️🗨️🇳🇬🇺🇸🇨🇦 (@uchenaezekiel) April 5, 2023
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