- A pro-democracy group asked Soyinka to stop supporting Buhari
- CDNDC implored Nigerians to be careful of Soyinka
- The group reacted to Soyinka's attack on Obasanjo
Coalition in Defence of Nigerian Democracy and Constitution (CDNDC), a pro-democracy group, has asked Professor Wole Soyinka, a nobel laureate, to stop supporting President Muhammadu Buhari and attacking former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
CDNDC implored Nigerians to be very careful of the nobel laureate while saying Soyinka has “sacrificed his hard-earned reputation and honour” in supporting Buhari, The Punch reports.
In a statement, the group reacted to Soyinka's alleged attack on the former president on Wednesday, January 9 during a BBC News symposium in Abuja.
The president of the group, Ariyo-Dare Atoye, appealed to Soyinka to “stop worsening” his reputation.
He said: “If the professor had been referring to a certain person for eight years as a ‘partner-in-crime’ and in 2015, he claimed he made the gravest mistake of supporting a dictator, then for Soyinka’s continuous support of that same despotic regime, there is a reason for Nigerians to express some doubt over what he stood for decades ago.”
Moreover, the group faulted Soyinka’s support for the president, as it said there was no reason for the support.
It said: “Every Nigerian should find time to read The Crimes of Buhari by Wole Soyinka, published in 2007; and make a simple judgment whether the professor was right in sacrificing his democratic credentials and reputation to support and sustain Buhari in power.
“Deji Adeyanju has been illegally detained in Kano prison by the Buhari-Osinbajo despotic regime for about a month now; Sambo Dasuki is a political prisoner held against court orders; Sheikh (Ibrahim) el-Zakzaky is a prisoner of conscience.
“The vampiric shrine of Buhari’s government is soaked with the blood of innocent Nigerians; human rights and press freedom abuses are rife, while the entire country is sliding into hopelessness.”
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Legit.ng had earlier reported that Soyinka said fake news had become a threat to mankind and may cause World War 3.
He revealed this at the fake news symposium by BBC News on Wednesday, January 9.
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