Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has confirmed that without fail, he will tomorrow present documented atrocities allegedly perpetrated by former President Olusegun Obasanjo against Nigerians and Nigeria.
Soyinka, announced the planned presentation on June 22, at a dinner and award ceremony of the International Press Institute (IPI), in Abuja.
“Obasanjo is the most hypocritical leader this nation has ever produced. He has crossed the red line… I will launch a publication to expose him at Freedom Park in Lagos, on July 3.”
Soyinka, a veteran playwright, was responding to a question on why he always criticises late military head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, and does not pay attention to the evils committed by other leaders, most of them still living.
After explaining why he would not stop criticizing Abacha, he said he was not particular about any leader. He commented on Obasanjo, describing him as a hypocrite of the highest order.
Referring to National Co-alition Movement which Obasanjo is spearheading, Soyinka clearly noted that the former president should be the last person to lead such movement. Contending that it was time old breeds left the political scene, he declared that “old corrupt and old geriatrics should leave the stage now.”
Meanwhile, the former president is yet to formally respond to Soyinka’s description of him as a hypocrite and the planned launch of a publication on his ‘misdeeds’.
The said, presentation, which is scheduled to hold at Freedom Park, Lagos, will be attended by some eminent Nigerians, especially from the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs).