Nobel Laureate and renowned playwright, Professor Wole Soyinka has slammed Nigerians saying that he installed Muhammadu Buhari as President in 2015.
Naija News recalls that Soyinka, in 2015, campaigned for Buhari during a lecture at the Havard University Hutchins Center for African and African American Research, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States.
Speaking at the institution, the playwright had said Buhari was a viable option for him considering he was a former military ruler than Goodluck Jonathan continuing as President.
The noble laureate had said it was a painful decision to tell Nigerians to vote for Buhari, but the country needed a new beginning.
Speaking on Channels Television’s NewsNight on Monday night, Soyinka said those saying that he installed Buhari as President are ignorant and delusional.
The playwright also berated Nigerians calling him to apologise for being part of the Nigerian elites that campaigned for Buhari in 2015.
Soyinka asserted that he stayed away from commenting on governance due to the accumulation of negativity from the government and the citizens.
He said: “When people talk about Wole Soyinka installing Buhari, they are talking rubbish; they don’t know what they are talking about. They are talking from ignorance.
“When I think of the governed themselves, I asked myself, ‘What am I doing among these people that they don’t understand that if somebody misrules, you have a right to tell people not to vote for him?’ And it is their business after that who they vote for but they have the option of spoiling their votes.
“So, when I hear Wole Soyinka was the one who installed Buhari and he should apologise to the nation, I say, ‘Your parents should apologise to the world for inflicting morons like you on the world.“
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