Soyinka: It’s confusing for Buhari to honour Abiola and admire his “Tormentor-in-Chief”

Prof. Wole Soyinka
Prof. Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, on Tuesday said it was confusing for President Muhammadu Buhari to honour the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, late Chief Moshood Abiola while at the same time admiring his ‘tormentor-in-chief.’

Soyinka spoke in Abuja at the conferment of posthumous CGFR on Abiola and GCON on late Gani Fawehinmi and others in Aso Rock.

Though Soyinka did not mention who the Tormentor-in-Chief was, but his words pointed to the late brutal dictator, Gen. Sani Abacha who Buhari had been praising in recent times.

According to him, it was confusing for Buhari to honour Chief Moshood Abiola on the one hand, and be admiring the late politician’s “Tormentor-in-Chief” on the other.

Soyinka described the Tormentor-in-chief as one of the worst dictators in the history of the country, who should be facing international court for his crime against humanity, saying it was sad that Buhari had something to do with such a man.

He explained that at a private meeting he had with the president, he raised concerns over how Buhari could be saying his administration was fighting corruption, whereas a major road in the Federal Capital Territory is named after a “corrupt former leader.”

Soyinka stated that he was not okay with the response he got from the president, while urging Buhari to consider establishing a Hall of Shame for those who had wronged the country.

 

5 COMMENTS

  1. I used to admire Soyinka but of late I see him not tolerate anything that is not favorable to him.

  2. This shitkicking jasper must be a kingpin of the failed IPOB from his phobia and antipathy for PMB THE PEOPLES PRESIDENT. YOUR HATRED AND HATE SPEECHES ARE TOTALLY INEFFECTIVE FOR BY GOD BUHARI HAS BY HIS GOOD WORK WHICH PEOPLE LIKE YOU HATE MERITED A SECOND TERM WHICH THE POPULAR WILL OF THE PEOPLE HAVE GIVEN HIM EVEN B4 THE ELECTION.SO JASPER OF THIS WORLD CAN GO MAD WITH THEIR BIGOTRY.

  3. Buhari can do anything to be reelected. He can even name Aso rock, Oduduwa house to get our votes.

    The South Westerners have always observed June 12 since the annulment, Buhari has never attended any of the symposia neither has Buhari ever spoken out against the annulment of June 12 election.

    28yrs after the annulment, why now, did Buhari suddenly realize that Abiola and indeed, Nigerians have been robbed of the best election ever to be conducted in Nigeria.

    These scheming by Buhari is about our votes, once the election is over, you’ll see the real tribal emperor. People be warned.

    Buhari is a failure and a threat to democracy.

    What a Change that NEVER came. Nonsense.

  4. No prof.remember despite Abacha’s dictatorship and probable looting tendency he fought instotutional corription and built infrastructures. PTF headed by Buhari achieved a lot across the board in national infrastructural development. This is what ithink the president means by his defference to late Abacha.

  5. Thank you Prof. You spoke my mind. I had earlier written and pasted on my blog site against naming our national infrastructures after “Tormentors” and looters of our treasury, in Abuja in particular, and anywhere in our country in general.

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