President Buhari’s Failure To Obey Court Orders, A National Embarrassment – Wole Soyinka Says

at 02:20 PM, 20/11/2018 (3 weeks ago)
(6167 | Gistmaniac) (m)

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka who spoke yesterday in Lagos at the maiden Handshake Across Nigeria summit, with the theme: Nigeria beyond oil organised by Nzuko Umunna in partnership with The Core Federalists, stated that President Muhammadu Buhari’s failure to obey court orders was a national embarrassment.

Wole Soyinka who further disclosed that the only way to move the country forward was restructuring, added that it is not an option but a necessity that will help avoid the constant bloodshed in the country and guarantee its unity.

“We want government to understand that they are part of the community and have been given a mission of carrying out the will of the people… Insecurity has reached a certain level that even when we bring experts in, they wonder what exactly they have come to do. They are given a certain problem to solve and when they arrive here, they meet another problem.

“We have had many instances of armed killer herdsmen who wreak havoc across communities in the country and, rather than show empathy to the victims, the Inspector General of Police goes there to say they were killed because they blocked the grazing routes for cattle.

“One way of stopping the bloodbath is to reconfigure the nation. States must be given maximum control over their resources. There are some who prefer to grow rice, there are others who prefer to grow religion and we know where religion has taken us, today.

“Some people will like to say it is not really religion that has gotten us to where we are. I agree with you, but, some people have manipulated religion to suit their purpose.

“Those insisting on restructuring do so because they know that there is something wrong with the state of Nigeria. Many times, Nigerians have come together to proffer solutions and the way forward for the country, but, after spending so much time and effort, nothing ever comes out of it. The recommendations are left to gather dust. How much longer shall we continue like this?

“Forgiveness is a virtue. Although I have the same temperament as my late friend, Tai Solarin, but, it is a national embarrassment that our president has refused to obey our laws. Citizens should not be the one to choose to obey laws” he said.

The President General of the apex Igbo socio-cultural organisation, Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Chief Nnia Nwodo, Afenifere chieftain, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, who also spoke at the even in Lagos, both stated that restructuring of Nigeria is now or never.


Problem with this article? Please email reporter[at]naijapals[dot]com or visit our contact page

OmosetanOmorele at 07:29 PM, 20/11/2018 (3 weeks ago)
(634 | Upcoming) (m)
Quote from: Ogunjimiadewole on 04:44 PM, 20/11/2018
Good day my people,
Ifa a gbe wa oooo

Jazzman, get the f.uck out of here!
Reply
sanniconsultant at 03:16 AM, 21/11/2018 (3 weeks ago)
(26 | Newbie) (m)
GREETINGS ! GREETINGS!! GREETINGS!!!
[+234] 07062974078
Huh?? CANADA VISA
*WORK VISA
*TOURIST VISA
*BUSINESS VISA
*RESIDENCE VISA
*MEDICAL VISA
*STUDENT VISA
*BUSINESS SETUP
Call [+234] 07062974078 or WhatsApp [+234] 07062974078
AVAILABILITY AS PER NATIONALITY AND VISA TERMS & CONDITIONS
Reply

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. waffibabe on: Wicked Woman Kills Her Co-tenant’s 2-Year-Old Son In Lagos (Photos)
    This sweet Christmas period when kids and are adults are happy and waiting for Xmas rice and chicken... 9 mins ago ago
  2. kingcalors on: It’s Hard To Explain To People That My Son Hates Attention - Tiwa Savage
    Hahaha! Law of karma has come for payback. When you delivered him, you hid his identity from the pub... 9 mins ago ago
  3. maxzy277 on: N5M Alleged Bribe! Justice Rita Ofili-Ajumobogia Slumps In Court
    It’s a delay tactics till election & be freed under PDP, which will never come to pass by God ... 12 mins ago ago
  4. tegonwa on: “My Hair Was Not This Grey When I Started Out In 2015” – Vice President, Osinbajo Says
    Peter Obi Made Your Hair Greyer.... 12 mins ago ago
  5. james987 on: “My Hair Was Not This Grey When I Started Out In 2015” – Vice President, Osinbajo Says
    Step down,problem solved... 38 mins ago ago