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What I will do to ‘hypocrite Obasanjo’ on July 3 – Wole Soyinka

The celebrated writer who noted that Obasanjo had crossed the red line, added that the revolution for young people to take over governance should not be led by somebody like the former President

Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka who spoke at a Dinner and Award ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI) in Abuja yesterday, vowed to expose the atrocities of former President Olusegun Obasanjo to Nigerians on July 3.

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Wole Soyinka who stated that the country cannot continue to recycle old corrupt and geriatrics, maintained that it was time the old breeds left the political stage.

“The old corrupt and old geriatrics should leave the stage now,” he roared.

The celebrated writer who noted that Obasanjo had crossed the red line, added that the revolution for young people to take over governance should not be led by somebody like the former President.  According to Wole Soyinka, Obasanjo was “one of the greatest hypocrites Nigeria has ever produced,” and on July 3 at Freedom Park, Lagos he will be unveiling the former President’s atrocities.

Responding to a question that he has not been critical of Obasanjo as he had been of other past leaders, especially late General Sani Abacha, Soyinka  said;

“As for Obasanjo, I have news for him. And it has been a progressive thing.

“I believe Obasanjo has really crossed the red line because he is trying to put himself as the head of a recovery process. He is trying to hijack the recovery process in this nation and I say that he is one of the least worthy of one of the former heads of States to lead that kind of movement.

“I have brought out a publication about that, the title is in Latin but it means; who watches the watchmen. That publication is coming out simply because I will like to see new blood in governance in this nation and I think these corrupt and hypocritical geriatrics should stop recycling themselves and they should stop trying to co-opt their former cronies to take over the reigns of governance in this nation.”

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