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|Jonathan And Buhari Are Both Problematic Candidates – Soyinka by Ayekotoo(m): 12:34pm On Feb 19, 2015|
Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, has taken a swipe
on the two frontline candidates in the March 28
presidential election, President Goodluck
Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party and
Maj. Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) of the All
Progressives Congress, describing them as
The literary doyen in an interview with the BBC
on Monday, affirmed that the political parties
should have come up with far better options
than the two leading candidates.
He described President Jonathan, who is running
for a second term and the opposition leader,
Buhari, as “problematic candidates.”
“There is a huge albatross hanging (around) the
necks of the two main candidates. I can
understand the dilemma which many voters
have,” Soyinka said.
He added that “one contender is troubled by
the present, the other by the past.”
Soyinka also decried the lack of fair play in the
election, saying the spirit of “let’s have a fair
war” was not yet deep enough.
He faulted Jonathan for the failure to rescue the
more than 200 schoolgirls abducted from Chibok
in April 2014.
“What happened was a clear failure of
leadership – a slow reaction, an inadequate
reaction and response,” Soyinka told the BBC.
He stressed that while responsibility for the
Boko Haram crisis rested with President
Jonathan, the government could not be held
solely responsible for the entire jihadist problem
as it began under previous governments.
“Buhari and his partner, the late Gen. Tunde
Idiagbon, after (former military head of state)
Sani Abacha, I think they represented the most
brutal face of military dictatorship. There is no
question about that,” Soyinka said.
“But the environment changes, circumstances
change and… I look at the possibility of a
genuine internal transformation in some
individuals. I’ve been disappointed before and
we must always be ready to be disappointed
again,” he added.
|Re: Jonathan And Buhari Are Both Problematic Candidates – Soyinka by asadike(f): 12:50pm On Feb 19, 2015|
I agree wit you oga professor, but wetin we go do now? Coz me na d person wey favour my igbo people most, na him I go vote for.
|Re: Jonathan And Buhari Are Both Problematic Candidates – Soyinka by Vision4God: 12:55pm On Feb 19, 2015|
No other option. Wat to do now is vote wisely btw d pdp & apc
|Re: Jonathan And Buhari Are Both Problematic Candidates – Soyinka by VICTORCIZA(m): 12:59pm On Feb 19, 2015|
one is a terrorist
the other is trying hard to right the wrongs of our past leaders
|Re: Jonathan And Buhari Are Both Problematic Candidates – Soyinka by viczing(m): 1:09pm On Feb 19, 2015|
Buhari probs worse pass aw list dem later I dey come
Gej till 2019
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