Why I visited Wole Soyinka–Peter Obi Speaks

Says: “I hold Soyinka in high esteem”

By Samuel Ogunsona

Labour Party, LP Presidential leader, Mr Peter Obi has visited Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka.

The meeting was at Obi’s request. This came after bad blood generated by third parties who misconceived Soyinka’s admonition of some supporters of Obi who had adopted extremism as a culture.

Obi said of the visit “Today, I visited one of Nigeria’s most revered figures and an international literary icon, Prof Wole Soyinka. Prof Soyinka has been a father whom I hold in very high esteem for what he has achieved and stands for in the struggle for a better Nigeria.”

He said Soyinka’s reputation as a fighter for justice and equity in our society has been legendary and we will never ignore them.

He said “I had a very useful and enriching discussion about his aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria, and he shared a lot with me about his dream for a greater and more inclusive Nigeria.”

Obi said he reminded the Nobel laureate of the huge price he paid just before the outbreak of the civil war, fighting for the cause of the Igbos.

“I cherished this Sunday’s visit which was intended to erase the needless misconceptions about the relationship between the great icon and the OBIdient family, ” he said

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