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Peter Obi unfit to lead Nigeria, says Soyinka

Written by on May 24, 2024

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has said that the 2023 Labour Party presidential candidate, Peter Obi, is unfit to lead the country.

This, he said, had become evident with the conduct of his supporters, popularly known as ‘Obidients’, during electioneering of the 2023 general elections.

He said that Obi’s failure to reign on his supporters attacking others with opposing views online was a pointer that he is unfit to lead a country like Nigeria.

The literary icon also accused Obi, who is a former Anambra governor, of encouraging ‘Obidients’ to attack him and others with opposing views online.

Speaking in a recent interview with Noble Nigeria, the Nobel laureate said he hoped the former governor won’t contest the 2027 presidential election.

“I hope for the sake of the nation that he doesn’t express interest in the next election because for me as a leader if there was any proof that he was unfit to lead that country, it’s in the conduct which he encouraged among his followers. I know for a fact, and I can give you an instance that proves that he was in control of those forces.

“But it is for me a sad phenomenon, especially for those who want to lead a multi-texture society, different religions, different ethnic groups, different world views and who actually want to preside over sub-groups as one, it means that have already declared themselves incompetent to lead such entity and that’s it.”

Source: Jordan 105.5fm News Bulletin

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