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Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by DONSMITH123(m): 3:17pm On Dec 06, 2016
Professor Wole Soyinka has apologized for criticizing President Muhammadu Buhari, over his congratulatory message to Gambian President-elect, Adama Barrow.

Buhari had congratulated Barrow, for his victory over incumbent Gambian President, Yahya Jammeh, at the poll.

The Nobel Laureate thought Jammeh had won and went ahead to criticize Buhari for his message.

He had said at the time: “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.

[b]“Please help me beg President Buhari, I don’t say he shouldn’t 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.”

Soyinka has now realized his mistakes and promptly tendered an apology.

“Just before setting off for my media chat at Freedom Park, I was handed a Sunday newspaper with a comment on the recently concluded Gambian Presidential elections. I totally misheard the comment and thought that ex-President Jammeh had again succeeded in manipulating the votes to remain on the continent’s ‘sit-tight’ roll of dishonour,” he said.

“It turned out that I had obtained the wrong picture. The torturer and notorious administrator of hallucinogenic broths to citizens had been dethroned. I therefore take back my criticism of Nigeria’s message of congratulations.

“Let the entire West African sub-region and indeed the entire continent rejoice in the overthrow of the monatrocity who had sworn to rule for a billion years, a throw-back autocrat with delusions of eternal power who casually tossed opposition in dungeons and threw the keys away. It is now time to make Yahweh answer for his twenty-two years of boastful misrule and crimes against humanity.

“Once again, my apologies for the miscommunication. I rejoice with the long-suffering citizens of Gambia, encourage the rehabilitation of that land strip, and recovery of its existence in full liberty, freed of fear, and restored to dignity as part of the sentient species.”[/b]

http://dailypost.ng/2016/12/06/miscommunication-soyinka-apologizes-criticizing-buhari/

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by TippyTop(m): 3:21pm On Dec 06, 2016
The way some people capitulate before the dullard is mind boggling.

Come to think of it, it would serve Soyinka to read and understand issues before berating somebody. Old age is telling on this erudite professor.

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by SweetLove0(f): 3:28pm On Dec 06, 2016
OK

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by faron23(m): 3:31pm On Dec 06, 2016
Wetin concern me self,....... Abeg were those who Sabi insult themselves
Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by PointZerom: 3:36pm On Dec 06, 2016
It's either old age is affecting this man or he's high on Ala Ngwa Weed.

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by Nobody: 3:39pm On Dec 06, 2016
Nonsense,

"I thought I had obtained the wrong picture" - which picture? You had a newspaper for the eyes, radio for the ears, television for the eyes and ears and yet, you got the wrong picture

Recession sef grin

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by thesicilian: 3:39pm On Dec 06, 2016
Someone should get Prof a wife, or at least a girlfriend
*****Modified****
I hear Prof has a wife, and a lovely one at that.
I'm sorry I don't know how else to help him...

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by veekid(m): 3:41pm On Dec 06, 2016
sad this old professor must be on wrong medication

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by PappiSnow: 3:42pm On Dec 06, 2016
Old age cry

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by TippyTop(m): 3:42pm On Dec 06, 2016
Ok

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by ogundeleai(m): 3:43pm On Dec 06, 2016
No one above mistake

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by admax(m): 3:43pm On Dec 06, 2016
The Soyinka I know don't talk this much, I hope you guys aren't quoting statements from that parody twitter account?

If indeed he has been loquacious lately, then it is safe to say old age has finally caught up with him.

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by 9ja4show: 3:44pm On Dec 06, 2016
Old age is really affecting this man; i dont know why he can't live peacefully without talking much, the love people have for this man has really reduced

Don't make your noble prize worthless sir

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by HarmonyDee(f): 3:44pm On Dec 06, 2016
Sir,please no talk again!!!ah ahn

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by 1Rebel: 3:44pm On Dec 06, 2016
Typical yoruba man.

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by BrutalJab: 3:44pm On Dec 06, 2016
old afonja....Na their way

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by Angelb4: 3:44pm On Dec 06, 2016
He don receive message...
Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by wyzoe: 3:44pm On Dec 06, 2016
Uncle Wole is getting old
Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by ollygreen: 3:45pm On Dec 06, 2016
PointZerom:
It's either old age is affecting this man or he's high on Ala Ngwa Weed.

No be lie

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by Nutase: 3:45pm On Dec 06, 2016
Old age is not good o.

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by freshness2020: 3:45pm On Dec 06, 2016
SMH
Old age has set in.
Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by DIKEnaWAR: 3:45pm On Dec 06, 2016
grin

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by dustydee: 3:45pm On Dec 06, 2016
Nice, it takes a humble man to realise and accept his mistakes. I wish a lot of Nigerians were this wise.

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by Smooyis(m): 3:46pm On Dec 06, 2016
It's the attributes of a great man to accept one's mistakes. Nothing spoil professor. Ride on grin grin grin shocked

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by Peacetemi: 3:46pm On Dec 06, 2016
The Professor should learn to keep his mouth SHUT!

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by Lilimax(f): 3:46pm On Dec 06, 2016
Geriatrics smiley
Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by jiinxed: 3:46pm On Dec 06, 2016
Shameless afonja doing what they know how to do best.

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by rawtouch: 3:46pm On Dec 06, 2016
nigerians don confuse the prof

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Re: Soyinka Apologizes For Criticizing Buhari: "It Was A Miscommunication" by Weedcrusher: 3:47pm On Dec 06, 2016
thesicilian:
Someone should get Prof a wife, or at least a girlfriend

What do you people gain from passing wrong info? Wole Soyinka has a wife, and they have been married since 1989. Her name is Folake Doherty-Soyinka

Prof is 82+ old age surely setting in

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