I never paid tribute to Tinubu- Soyinka


Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka on Friday stated that he never paid a tribute to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on November 25, 2015 as widely reported on social media.

Soyinka in a statement to the media on Friday, said: “It is difficult to prescribe for the sort of mind that finds itself so inadequate that it must foist its opinions on others, and with such confident sense of impunity. Kindly assist me in letting the public know that I am not in anyway connected with the publication that has just been forwarded to me on the following link

“I can only yet again recommend my recent ‘occasional’ publication – The Republic of Liars – to the public as a cautionary tract, while the growing population of victims await the routine descent of the full operational wrath of Internet policing on all impudent impersonators.”

Part of the report which quoted Soyinka said:

“I do not admire Tinubu because he is a saint…
I do not admire Tinubu because he is from the south…
I do not admire Tinubu because he is a Yoruba…
If I want saints, I will proceed to heaven not on earth…
Every human is fallible (but) I admire Tinubu because…

“He saved Nigeria from the danger of falling into ‘one party state’. He has nurtured many renowned National successors. He listened to the voice of the masses to surrender his personal ambition at the most critical moment.

“He strategically terminated PDP 60 years life span in 16 years. The robust critic and critique we are enjoying today is because Tinubu aligned himself to the masses to return the power to them.

“Tinubu has the option of joining the PDP elites to hold us hostage for another decade but he gave his all to the masses to dethrone the elites.”

“Political juveniles believed that APC won because of the votes from the North. No!!!, APC’s victory was cemented the day Muhammadu Buhari and Asiwaju Tinubu resolved to work together.

“Asiwaju and PMB almost became a Nomadic by visiting every human that can help midwife Nigeria’s salvation. Those ‘Nomadic Almajiri’ walk later brought salvation to us.”