Heed Obasanjo's Warning Before It's Too Late - Soyinka Warns Buhari Not To Play Deaf

Published 4 months ago by: Olusanya Akinrinola
at 08:09 AM, 18/07/2019 (4 months ago)

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Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has told President Muhammadu Buhari, that he cannot ignore the four-page open letter addressed to him, by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Monday.

Obasanjo, in the open letter, bemoaned the alarming state of insecurity in the nation.

Soyinka, speaking with the Daily Sun, said Buhari cannot “play deaf” to voices like Obasanjo and former Governor of old Kaduna State, Balarabe Musa.

“Read the Obasanjo statement. It should be obvious to government, by now, that the nation is not sleeping easy.

“When voices as ideologically separated as Obasanjo and Balarabe Musa harp on the same theme, government should understand that this is not the time to play deaf,” he said.

Obasanjo, had in the letter, which centred largely on insecurity in the country, said as a result of the herders-farmers clashes, very onerous cloud is gathering.

Soyinka also agreed that Nigeria is hurting like never before in its history.

He added: “We cannot all be mere idle alarmists and all at the same time.

“The nation is hurting. It’s hurting like none of us can recall in our lifetime.

“It’s a time for unprecedented approaches. The call for a national conference is not new; it is, however, taking on an accelerated urgency that no one should ignore.”

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Baye77 at 08:16 AM, 18/07/2019 (4 months ago)
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Obasanjo has no moral right to speak in this country. He is in fact a major cause of our problems in this country.
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Henrybobo at 08:37 AM, 18/07/2019 (4 months ago)
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Quote from: Baye77 on 08:16 AM, 18/07/2019
Obasanjo has no moral right to speak in this country. He is in fact a major cause of our problems in this country.
Your wrong.. He has the right to speak and advice.. and what he said is completely true... And besides OBJ govt did not tolerate all this useless killings.
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onyioben at 01:48 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 months ago)
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Quote from: Henrybobo on 08:37 AM, 18/07/2019
Your wrong.. He has the right to speak and advice.. and what he said is completely true... And besides OBJ govt did not tolerate all this useless killings.
,,,Who brought Buhari back to power???
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kaposky at 03:06 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 months ago)
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Quote from: onyioben on 01:48 PM, 18/07/2019
,,,Who brought Buhari back to power???
OBJ, SOYINKA, TINUBU AND SOME OTHER YORUBA MEN BROUGHT THAT PEDOPHILE AND KILLER FOOLANIC MAN TO POWER, SO WHY OBJ AND SOYINKA CRYING NOW
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Sameola1 at 03:17 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 months ago)
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I'm not a fan of OBJ. Off course like others, he's not a saint. But one thing I know him is OBJ is detribalised. Buhari has an ethic agenda. That's why he treats Fulanis's wanton killing like a non issue. I watched a video lately where OBJ while he was president ordered OPC to be shot at site. How many of the AK-47 wielding Fulanis has PMB ordered arrested? We shouldn't throw the baby away because the water is dirty. The kind is naked already I can assure you that
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femo4real at 04:06 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 months ago)
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Quote from: Baye77 on 08:16 AM, 18/07/2019
Obasanjo has no moral right to speak in this country. He is in fact a major cause of our problems in this country.
Why are you peoples alway worried about who speak not looking unto what he said ,You better stop  been worried about name Obasnjo and let take his word more serious do you ever watch rewanda saga and librarian tribalism u will never pray for that .
If nigerian is not take Obasanjo serious there would be a great tribulation  and tribalism war unending .Stop worry about who spoke worried about what they said
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james987 at 06:06 PM, 18/07/2019 (4 months ago)
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Quote from: kaposky on 03:06 PM, 18/07/2019
OBJ, SOYINKA, TINUBU AND SOME OTHER YORUBA MEN BROUGHT THAT PEDOPHILE AND KILLER FOOLANIC MAN TO POWER, SO WHY OBJ AND SOYINKA CRYING NOW
Ameachi suppose follow top the list. I think soyinka been talk say buhari na God sent and na only him fit deliver?
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