Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has stated that he did not pay a tribute to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu on 25 November, 2015 as widely spread on social media and on a blog.
Reacting to the said tribute, Soyinka 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.
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He added that: “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.” Read the false tribute on Tinubu below:
“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 critics 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.
God willing, PMB is the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Anybody, any cabal, any Viju milk activist, attempting to humiliate Asiwaju must have me to contend with.
An average PDP man is sad with Asiwaju because he brought them to their knees. If anyone thinks that to bring down Asiwaju is his project, that mission will not only crash but it will boomerang.
Don’t tell me he is overbearing, your “under-bearing” mentors were nowhere to be found when this Country was lying critically at the intensive care of the universe. Recall my first line, Asiwaju is not a saint. Stop demonising what you admire out of envy. Even your mentors admire him. He owns Lagos? I hear you!
Ask your grandfather and parents how they acquired your so called “family land”. Is it God that allocated it to them?
You are terrorizing your neighbours and village with your kpof-kpof kobo yet you criticise a man that is naturally addicted to technocrats, irrespective of their tribe or religion.
He is evil? I agree, but we need more of him than any of your saintly specie.
Dear Asiwaju, the gentle stride of a tiger is not a symbol of a cowardice”.