The phrase “Obidients Foolishly Played a Script” — Soyinka

Professor Wole Soyinka, has again taken a swipe at the Obidient Movement over their role in the recently concluded 2023 general electionCONTINUE READING>>>>>

Politics Nigeria reports Wole Soyinka speaking at the launch of his book titled “The Putin Files: Excursions Around The Ideology Of Pain” on Friday, Soyinka maintained that the Obidients were fascist

Responding to a question by a lawyer and poet, Ogaga Ifowodo, as to why he called Obidients fascists, he used the 2020 EndSARS protest as an example of a struggle driven by pure truth….. Continue Your Reading

According to him, EndSARS is one of the most successful movements in this country

Soyinka noted that he supported the EndSARS protest and even addressed some protesters when he was leaving Lagos for Abeokuta, Ogun state capital

Comparing the EndSARS protest with the Obidient Movement, Soyinka pointed out that what the Obidients were trying to do was “the mobilisation of youth to defend an untruth

Soyinka likened most actions of the Obidient Movement to former president, Muhammadu Buhari, “pushing people to kill innocent serving members of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) by claiming he was cheated out of an election”

He said long before the election, some people had schemed to tilt the country towards having an interim government

So some of those who thought they were being radical, they were being ‘mumu’ (foolish), and “playing the script of others,” Soyinka declared

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