I never said North’ll control govt no matter who’s president – Soyinka

Factual Pursuit of Truth for Progress

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has denied a statement that Professor Bola Akinterinwa attributed to him in his article of Sunday, January 22, published by a daily newspaper.

According to Soyinka, the statement belongs to the sharp practices of internet trolls with their own agenda, who however lack the balls to answer their fathers’ names.”

Akinterinwa wrote: “Nothing could be more interesting than what Professor Wole Soyinka was quoted as saying: ‘Northern Nigeria will continue to control the government no matter who becomes the president.’”

Soyinka said, “I never made such a statement. We have warned again and again. The increasingly bastardised social media will eventually set one country after the other on fire, leading eventually to a global conflagration. And the principal instigators will be those malformed subhumans who lack the courage of their conviction and must resort to Identity Theft of mounting impudence.

“Even the most elementary, but rational, mind-sustaining discourse has become a minefield of distortions, wholesale fabrications, half-truths, and tendentious extrapolations that impose on serious thinkers and debaters superhuman navigation skills. I salute those who persist and attempt to retrieve this valuable medium from the mentally retarded minority,

“In this connection, one brief comment: Professor Akinterinwa missed out on one leadership qualification that the nation desperately needs: a mass psychiatrist or an exorcist. Preferably both rolled in one.”


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