Prof. Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, has shot back at people who assert that he “placed” Muhammadu Buhari as Nigeria’s president in 2015.
Soyinka called the claims that he placed Buhari “rubbish” in a pre-recorded interview that was shown on Channels Television on Monday, August 22.
“When people talk about Wole Soyinka installing Buhari, they are talking rubbish; they don’t know what they are talking about. They are talking from ignorance. When I think of the governed themselves, I asked myself, ‘What am I doing among these people that they don’t understand that if somebody misrules, you have a right to tell people not to vote for him?’ And it is their business after that who they vote for but they have the option of spoiling their votes.
“So, when I hear Wole Soyinka was the one who installed Buhari and he should apologise to the nation, I say, ‘Your parents should apologise to the world for inflicting morons like you on the world.’”
The greatest dramatist claimed that sometimes he refrains from commenting on governance due to the accumulation of unfavourable sentiment from both the governing and the governed.