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I didn’t help install Buhari as President in 2015 — Wole Soyinka

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Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has debunked the claim that he was part of those that help to install President Muhammadu Buhari as President of Nigeria in 2015.

The Nobel Laureate made this known on Monday.

“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.’”

The foremost playwright said the accumulation of negativity from the governing and the governed sometimes makes him stay away from commenting on governance.

In 2015, shortly after Buhari defeated then President Goodluck Jonathan who sought re-election, Soyinka had explained his stand between Buhari and Jonathan in the buildup to the presidential election that year.

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