SHALL WE ASK OBJ WHETHER DRUNKEN SOYINKA READS DRAMA OR POETRY TO GUINEA FOWLS?

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SHALL WE ASK OBJ WHETHER SOYINKA READS DRAMA OR POETRY TO GUINEA FOWLS AFTER SAVORING NICE WINE FROM THE HILLTOP CELLAR?Former Nigerian President, Olusegun Obasanjo in his autobiography had opened a can of worms on many major stakeholders in the country.

One part of the book, My Watch shines light on the nation’s only Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka,whom the elder statesman described as “a self- serving critic” who always loved to take the lead on all matters.

He wrote: “For Wole, no one can be good, nor can anything be spot-on politically except thatwhich emanates from him or is ordained by him, His friends and loved ones will always be right and correct no matter what they do or fail to do.”

Obasanjo described Soyinka as “a misfit as a political analyst, commentator or critic,” adding that it was good that Mr. Soyinka did not go into politics.

“He is surely a better wine connoisseur and a more successful “aparo” (guinea fowl) hunter than a political critic, not to talk…

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