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Wole Soyinka Not Satisfied With Buhari’s Response

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, in a statement took time to advise President Muhammadu Buhari to stop admiring and displaying loyalty to an unidentified person which he referred to as the “Tormentor-in-Chief” of the Late MKO Abiola.

A statement which might probably be pointing hands to Late Head of State, Sani Abacha, whom Buhari served under as the minister of Petroleum, Abacha was said to have jailed Abiola for about five years.

Even though Abacha’s name was not specifically mentioned, the Nobel laureate said 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.

He wondered why President Buhari will continue to display loyalty to a man he described as “one of the worst dictators in the history of the country” and who should be having his days in court for crime against humanity.

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

He stated that he is not satisfied with the response he got from Buhari.

He called on the President to consider establishing a Hall of Shame for those who have wronged the country, just as he puts up Hall of Fame for the nation’s heroes.

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