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‘I Listen To Prof Wole Soyinka’s Recent Interview And I Wept For Three Reasons’ – Professor Nwaokobia

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Prof Wole Soyinka and Professor Chris Nwaokobia
Prof Wole Soyinka and Professor Chris Nwaokobia
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‘I Listen To Prof Wole Soyinka’s Recent Interview And I Wept For Three Reasons’ – Professor Nwaokobia

The Spokesperson of the Obi/Datti Campaign Organization, Professor Chris Nwaokobia has reacted to the claims being made by the Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka that Datti Baba Ahmed’s comment on the judiciary shows a Fascism inclination. Professor Chris speaking in an interview with Arise Tv news alleged that he wept for three reasons after listening to that particular interview made by the Nobel laureate.

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He raised the question of how Professor Wole has refused to comment over the ethnic profiling in Lagos State that has affected the Igbo people and Non-Yorubas. He stated further that in 2014/2015, the current Vice President Professor Yemi Obasanjo claimed that the APC will form a parallel government if they lose the 2015 election to the PDP.  Professor Chris asserted that the Nobel Laureate didn’t condemn this open threat on the former Jonathan’s administration. According to him, what the Obidients are doing currently is doing cannot be compared to what APC did to the PDP in 2015.

He said, ”I say this with all respect, when I listen to Professor Wole Soyinka’s interview and I wept for three reasons. And I’m going to put it out before Nigerians. Firstly, I wept because my Senior brother and mentor left issues about ethnic profiling. He left the issues about the voters suppression in Lagos and dwelt chiefly on Datti’s comment about those who are interested in swearing a man, whose mandate in the declaration of his victory does not tally with the provision of our law. I felt deeply offended.

Prof Wole Soyinka and Professor Chris Nwaokobia
Prof Wole Soyinka and Professor Chris Nwaokobia

‘Then Secondly, instead of talking about those who were declared winners that have not stopped the ethnic profiling. He called Datti’s statement ‘Fascist’ and I felt very strange about it. I’m asking this question again with all sense of humility, why did he keep quiet during all this moral crisis. Then thirdly, in 2014/2015, my senior brother who is the Vice President of Nigeria today, he said that the APC was going to form a parallel government if the PDP were to be declared the winner. Some of them said clearly that democracy will die in Nigeria should PDP be declared the winner. And I wonder why Prof has forgotten all that.”

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