Nobel Laureate Prof Wole Soyinka on Tuesday supported the criticism of damaged-down Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo against the Muhammadu Buhari govt, announcing the country is shut to extinction.
“We are shut to extinction as a viable comity of peoples, supposedly inch collectively below an equitable region of protocols of co-habitation, able to producing its catch procedure of existence, and devoid of a culture of sectarian privilege and could just tranquil to dominate,” Soyinka said in a assertion.
“I’m notoriously no fan of Olusegun Obasanjo, General, twice damaged-down president and co-architect with other past leaders of the crumbling edifice that is tranquil generously known as Nigeria.”
Obasanjo, Nigeria’s president from 1999 to 2007 remaining week criticised the present govt and claimed that Nigeria was slowly turning into a failed whisper and extra divided below the Buhari.
The damaged-down president, a damaged-down ally of the Buhari, alternatively, rapid the govt. to unite the of us, beef up security and broker peace between communities and groups for the time being struggling with unrest.
However the Nigerian presidency described the damaged-down president as a ‘divider-in-chief’ and particular individual that does no longer imply neatly for the govt..
Presidential spokesman Garba Shehu in a assertion said Obasanjo was utterly searching out for self-gratification and attention however will also just tranquil no longer be taken serious.
Nonetheless, Soyinka, said it was melancholy that the govt. has no longer embraced the ‘truth’ that Nigeria was on an fringe of entire crumple.
Soyinka said the govt. spurned his earlier recommendation on the whisper of the nation, real because it did with Obasanjo’s.
“That recommendation looks to have fallen on deaf ears,” Soyinka said. “Fairly than reasoned response and openness to some serious dialogue, what this nation has been obliged to suffer has been insolent distractions from garrulous and coarsened functionaries, apologists and sectarian opportunists.”
Soyinka said that the “the nation is split as never earlier than, and this ripping division has taken achieve below the policies and habits of none as opposed to President Buhari.”
“Does anybody swear that it was this president who went to sleep whereas communities were consistently ravaged by cattle marauders, were raped and displaced in their thousands and have become into beggars everywhere the landscape?
“Changed into once it a assorted president who, on being finally persuaded to talk over with 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?,” Soyinka said.