Obasanjo Fires Warning Shots At Soyinka
It seems former President Olusegun Obasanjo is not a big fan of Nobel Laureate Prof. Wole Soyinka.
Obasanjo, who turns 80 years on Sunday, said although he holds no grudge against the playwright, Soyinka should not be seen as either 'God or an oracle'.
"Wole Soyinka is not God. And I don’t believe there’s any human being that is absolutely right. Wole Soyinka has what I believe he has. He’s a gifted person in his own way.
"But Wole Soyinka is not an oracle. I will not accept Wole Soyinka making cathedral statement on everything. I don’t believe that anybody could do that.
"So it’s not a question of forgiveness. When Wole Soyinka does what I believe is right, I will commend him. When he says what I believe is not right, Wole Soyinka is a populist and I don’t believe in populism.”
Prof. Soyinka is yet to respond to Obasanjo's comments.