Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has backed former President Olusegun Obasanjo over his remark of Nigeria being divided beneath President Buhari.
In a press release titled “Between ‘Dividers-in-chief’ and Dividers-in-law” and launched on Tuesday September 15, Soyinka who famous that he has by no means been a fan of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo, averred that Nigerians not imagine that Buhari’s administration understands the minimal necessities for positioning the nation as “a contemporary, useful house of productive occupancy.”
“I’m notoriously no fan of Olusegun Obasanjo, Common, twice former president and co-architect with different previous leaders of the crumbling edifice that’s nonetheless generously referred to as Nigeria. I’ve no causes to alter my stance on his report. Nonetheless, I embrace the accountability of calling consideration to any correct studying of this nation from no matter supply, as a contraption teetering on the very fringe of complete collapse. We’re near extinction as a viable comity of peoples, supposedly sure collectively beneath an equitable set of protocols of co-habitation, able to producing its personal technique of existence, and devoid of a tradition of sectarian privilege and can to dominate.
“The nation is split as by no means earlier than, and this ripping division has taken place beneath the insurance policies and conduct of none apart from President Buhari – does that declare belong within the realms of hypothesis?
“Does anybody deny that it was this president who went to sleep whereas communities have been constantly ravaged by cattle marauders, have been raped and displaced of their hundreds and was beggars all around the panorama? Was it a distinct president who, on being lastly persuaded to go to a scene of carnage, had nothing extra authoritative to supply than to recommendation the traumatised victims to be taught to stay peacefully with their violators?
“And what occurred to the Police Chief who had defied orders from his Commander-in-Chief to relocate absolutely to the difficulty spot – he got here, noticed, and bolted, leaving the ‘natives’ to their very own units. Any disciplinary motion taken towards ‘countryman’? Was it a spokesman for some ghost president who chortled in these early, but controllable phases of now systematised mayhem, gleefully dismissed the mass burial of victims in Benue State as a “staged present” for worldwide leisure?
“Did the opposite half of the presidential megaphone system not comply with up – or was it, precede? – with the knowledge that they, the brutalized citizenry, ought to be taught to bow beneath the yoke and negotiate, since “solely the residing” can benefit from the dividends of authorized rights?”