I Hope Peter Obi Does Not Express Interest in The Next Election - Wole Soyinka

Date: 24-05-2024 6:05 am (3 weeks ago) | Author: kacy lee
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Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has publicly criticized Peter Obi, the Labour Party's presidential candidate in Nigeria's 2023 election, claiming that Obi is "unfit" to lead the country. Soyinka's criticism extends to accusations that Obi is behind the online trolls who have directed insults at him.

This isn't the first time Soyinka has been vocal about his opinions on political figures and issues in Nigeria. His comments often generate significant attention and debate, reflecting the polarized nature of Nigerian politics. Soyinka's standing as a respected writer and intellectual gives weight to his statements, but they also invite scrutiny and opposition, particularly from supporters of the figures he critiques.

When asked what he thinks about the Obidient movement, he said;

 
“It has to do with education. I didn’t read all these (insults by Obidient Movement) but of course, some links were sent to me, especially when facts were ‘being manufactured’.

“When I read these things, I was disgusted. There’s no other word for it. I really was disgusted and I know that it was orchestrated.

“I know that there is a relay mechanism, which is triggered into action by those who control what we call the trolls of the Internet, and so my disgust and contempt. I just went about my business, you know, because nobody, anybody on this earth who thinks they can stop me telling the truth as I see it needs to have his or her head examined. It’s as elementary as that.

“But it is depressing to see those who wanted to be political leaders encouraging that kind of action, that kind of attitude in the youth. And my mind went to the expression, ‘They don’t know what they’re doing’. Those who sow the wind will reap the whirlwind.

“One of these days, they would be astonished, they would turn on them and teach them a lesson. And so, my attitude was very blasé and it is for me a sad phenomenon, especially for those who want to lead multi-textured (society)- different religions, different ethnic groups, different worldviews - who actually want to preside over such a group as one. It means that they have already declared themselves incompetent to lead such an entity.”

Speaking further, Soyinka added;
 
“I hope for the sake of the nation that he doesn’t express interest in the next election because for me as a leader if there was any proof that he was unfit to lead that country, it’s in the conduct which he encouraged among his followers.”'


Posted: at 24-05-2024 06:05 AM (3 weeks ago) | Addicted Hero
- KDoinspire at 24-05-2024 06:37 AM (3 weeks ago)
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You are a foolish individual. A deceitful elderly man lacking integrity. I once believed you to be a man of honor, but it is clear that you are a man of disgrace. You are like a treacherous snake, hiding your true intentions.

Considering your age, you are nearing your grave, yet you cannot even stand upright. Instead, you exhibit tribalistic tendencies in your political judgments and other matters that impact Nigeria as a nation. Your gray hair does not symbolize wisdom in old age, but rather a man consumed by falsehoods.

The country is in chaos, yet you remain silent, refusing to speak the truth. You audaciously attribute any negative online activity directed towards you to Peter Obi. It is evident that you have lost the wisdom of an elderly man. You should be ashamed and bury your head in disgrace, old man. You are wicked, and may your children and future generations suffer the consequences of the evil deeds you and your elite counterparts have sown in Nigerian soil. Your generation will never find peace.
Posted: at 24-05-2024 06:37 AM (3 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kaposky at 24-05-2024 06:46 AM (3 weeks ago)
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USELESS MAN, ALWAY A CHAMELEON, NOW THAT THIEFNUBU HAS ROGER YOUR POCKET, YOU CAN NOW KINDLY AND STUPIDLY BE SAYING NONSENSE. OLD FOOL
Posted: at 24-05-2024 06:46 AM (3 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- kaposky at 24-05-2024 06:48 AM (3 weeks ago)
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Quote from: KDoinspire on 24-05-2024 06:37 AM
You are a foolish individual. A deceitful elderly man lacking integrity. I once believed you to be a man of honor, but it is clear that you are a man of disgrace. You are like a treacherous snake, hiding your true intentions.

Considering your age, you are nearing your grave, yet you cannot even stand upright. Instead, you exhibit tribalistic tendencies in your political judgments and other matters that impact Nigeria as a nation. Your gray hair does not symbolize wisdom in old age, but rather a man consumed by falsehoods.

The country is in chaos, yet you remain silent, refusing to speak the truth. You audaciously attribute any negative online activity directed towards you to Peter Obi. It is evident that you have lost the wisdom of an elderly man. You should be ashamed and bury your head in disgrace, old man. You are wicked, and may your children and future generations suffer the consequences of the evil deeds you and your elite counterparts have sown in Nigerian soil. Your generation will never find peace.
AMENNN
Posted: at 24-05-2024 06:48 AM (3 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Makodama at 24-05-2024 07:20 AM (3 weeks ago)
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Peter Obi doesn't have the political clout to become the president of Nigeria.Well,he has it on the internet but the internet isn't physical,isn't reality but virtual;Aso Villa is physical though.

Posted: at 24-05-2024 07:20 AM (3 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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- fineboy77 at 24-05-2024 07:51 AM (3 weeks ago)
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onye mgbu

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- SweetDaddy1 at 24-05-2024 10:04 AM (3 weeks ago)
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Wole has a mental problem, he needs help... Grin Grin Grin
Posted: at 24-05-2024 10:04 AM (3 weeks ago) | Gistmaniac
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