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After Criticizing President Buhari, Wole Soyinka Apologizes

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has formally apologized t0 President Muhammadu Buhari over his controversial comments against the presidency.

Prof. Wole Soyinka has apologised for his criticism of President Muhammadu Buhari’s congratulatory message to Adama Barrow, Gambian president-elect.

After Barrow’s victory at the polls ended President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year grip on power, Buhari had congratulated the West AFrican country, saying he was looking forward to a “smooth transition of power and working with the incoming President of The Gambia to deepen existing cordial relations between both nations”.

Soyinka, however, erroneously thinking Jammeh had won re-election, urged Buhari to avoid “congratulating petty little dictators”.

The Nobel Laureate said on Monday, “President Buhari is congratulating the president-elect of Gambia, that lunatic who makes his citizens undergo hallucinogenic tests to prove that they are not witches on his farm”.

“Please help me beg President Buhari, I don’t say he should not congratulate Trump because there is no way one can avoid Trump but you can avoid petty little dictators like Jammeh of Gambia who is the opposite of everything one would expect of the true African leader for his or he citizens. Please President Buhari, restrict yourself to those you absolutely have to congratulate.” he said.


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