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Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Kayus4real: 7:41am On Aug 03, 2018
Nobel laureate, Prof . Wole Soyinka , said on Thursday that no power or force should crucify Benue State Governor , Samuel Ortom , for returning to the Peoples Democratic Party from the All Progressives Congress .
Soyinka , while clarifying that he was not campaigning for any political party , said that was his position on those who defected from the APC to the PDP.
He said , “ I am not campaigning for any party . That is my position on those that leave their party to another . They do it for all kind of reasons . And I do not believe that Ortom , the governor of one of the states , should be crucified by any power or force for taking decision. ’’

The playwright spoke in Lagos at the launch of his latest interventions series , Interventions VIII , titled Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes ? : Gani ’ s Unfinished Business. The book , which formed the text of his speech at the 10th memorial lecture of the late Chief Gani Fawehinmi ( SAN ), was officially released to the public by Bookcraft on July 3, 2018 .
Soyinka said he had , in a letter written to Ortom , told the governor that, “ As the leader of a state that experienced attacks , you have a right to seek the promise of an alternative means of security for your people because they remain your primary responsibility.
“ We are all free over the actual choice of an alternative destination but no one can deny the inalienable entitlement to such action especially when they are provoked by disillusionment and sense of impotence under existing association.

“ Suddenly we see the beginning of a heavy - handed campaign , reprisal and unruly circles over your political decision. This goes beyond any immediately- affected state . And alert us all to the threat against uncommon democratic definition and the basic right of free choice of political powers towards its attainment . I can only urge you to remain resilient , unbowed and undeterred . ’’
The don also berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for investigating the governor , adding that Ortom left his former party ‘‘due to the crisis in the country. ’’
“ Due to the crisis in the country, someone defected and then the EFCC started chasing him . Does that look like a coincidence or what?’’ Soyinka queried.

He said ex - President Olusegun Obasanjo was busy hijacking existing movements, warning Nigerians to be wary of him .
He added , “ He frustrated the June 12 and often put himself forward on any issue. He is welcome to reform and as his slogan may be , the redemption process has started . I don ’ t give up on him and you will be astonished how I have often wished him well when he inaugurated his Presidential Library , I had planned to attend the event but I had a rethink .
“ I don ’ t remember the good he has done . It will be very difficult to find one . I can ’ t remember one at this moment . ’’
He noted , however , that between now and 2019 , there was still an opportunity for a reform of the country.
According to the playwright, there are acts of mis- governance and unforced errors under the Muhammadu Buhari administration .
He said , “ There are unforced errors and acts that are considered stupid . And failure to secure lives and languages of self- excusing which were condemned in the past but resurfacing all over the place . ”

Soyinka , who decried the glossing over of “ intolerable degrees of bloodshed in the country, ” said , “ Also , failure to exert authority when and immediately when due which led to the killings. There is a cheapening of lives . The value of lives in the last year or so , on a level we haven ’ t witnessed in the country for a long time ; and that is one of the reasons it has become essential that we all embark on ground- clearing for a new generation of leaders . And to make sure that in the process , we don ’ t bring back what we are just getting out from. That is one of the stupid acts that we could be held responsible for by the coming generation . ’’
The session was moderated by a media professional , Mr Kunle Ajibade ; Chairman, Editorial Board of the Nation Newspaper , Sam Omatseye ; and human rights lawyer, Mr Femi Falana ( SAN ) .
Some others at the session included Prof J . P . Clark -Bekederemo , Prof Ademola Abass the Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Overseas Affairs and Investment , Gboyega Banjo ; General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of the Musical Society of Nigeria Centre , Lagos, Kolawole Koiki .




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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by tsephanyah(f): 7:42am On Aug 03, 2018
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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by juanjo2: 7:42am On Aug 03, 2018
To serve APC is not by force, likewise to be a Nigeria...
I cant wait to be watching all this as a foreign news grin
tongue

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Racoon(m): 7:43am On Aug 03, 2018
“As the leader of a state that experienced attacks , you have a right to seek the promise of an alternative means of security for your people because they remain your primary responsibility.

“ We are all free over the actual choice of an alternative destination but no one can deny the inalienable entitlement to such action especially when they are provoked by disillusionment and sense of impotence under existing association."

grin grin cheesy Seem APC forgot there is a right to freedom of association enshrined in the Nigerian constitution. Gov. Ortom said he no want do APC again. angry angry Olodos them!

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by MANNABBQGRILLS: 7:44am On Aug 03, 2018
Okay sir!
We wont.

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Tolexander: 7:49am On Aug 03, 2018
’’The don also berated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission for investigating the governor, adding that Ortom left his former party ‘‘due to the crisis in the country. ’’
“Due to the crisis in the country, someone
defected and then the EFCC started chasing him .
Does that look like a coincidence or what?’’

Soyinka queried.
The bolded part is a food for thought.

Wole Soyinka is the only sincere and brave Nigerian I know. He speaks his mind without minding which side of the divides it hits or whose Ox is gored.

So plain and direct.

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by ORACLE1975(m): 8:03am On Aug 03, 2018
Good
Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by mpianya39(m): 8:08am On Aug 03, 2018
in a letter written to Ortom , told the governor that, “ As the leader of a state that experienced attacks , you have a right to seek the promise of an alternative means of security for your people because they remain your primary responsibility.

The only sensible man from waste side of zoogerian...you can never see him put on that canopy dem called cap cool cool

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Nbote(m): 8:08am On Aug 03, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Okay sir!
We wont.
Mai Suya how market?? U have been peddling a made-up Soyinka quote to misinform ppl... Here's from channelstv


Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, says he does not believe anyone who decides to leave a party should be crucified for making such decision.

Oya provide d link to ur fake quote.

Sharpshooota:


I'm very sure you can't read but let me help you
The professor is commending Ortom from leaving the terrorist party that gave us Buhari because they can't help him secure his citizens... Bearing in mind that it's his number one duty as a governor...

But illiterates supports illiterates
Terrorists everywhere
DerrickzB:


I don't think u read the article

Pay it no attention. Dat zombie is on auto comment mode. It was configured to jus comment dat on any thread no matter how irrelevant...

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by saaron(m): 8:11am On Aug 03, 2018
Miyetti allah party, APC is a bloody Cult group. Only Satanic Cults persecute their members for renouncing their cult membership.

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by DerrickzB: 8:21am On Aug 03, 2018
tsephanyah:
smiley

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I don't think u read the article

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by CoolFreeday(m): 8:21am On Aug 03, 2018
Who is interested in the party he is joining? We are only saying he will not return unless he clear the salaries he is owing and make amends these few months that he have left.

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Sharpshooota: 8:30am On Aug 03, 2018
tsephanyah:
smiley


Tested and trusted
2019 Sai Baba/Baba

I'm very sure you can't read but let me help you
The professor is commending Ortom from leaving the terrorist party that gave us Buhari because they can't help him secure his citizens... Bearing in mind that it's his number one duty as a governor...

But illiterates supports illiterates
Terrorists everywhere

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by tsephanyah(f): 8:34am On Aug 03, 2018
Sharpshooota:


I'm very sure you can't read but let me help you
The professor is commending Ortom from leaving the terrorist party that gave us Buhari because they can't help him secure his citizens... Bearing in mind that it's his number one duty as a governor...

But illiterates supports illiterates
Terrorists everywhere
Mark my words, Buhari will win 2019 presidential election,. Start writing your suicide note

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Sharpshooota: 8:45am On Aug 03, 2018
tsephanyah:
Mark my words, Buhari will win 2019 presidential election,. Start writing your suicide note

Zombies are walking dead people
They are brain dead
They just want whoever brings death and blood bath to the land... They live on blood

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Nobody: 9:46am On Aug 03, 2018
My problem is not abt him leaving the party, most of our politicians are not even loyal....political prostitutes everywhere, they re only loyal to a party as long as it serves their purpose....today they re in APC tomorrow it is PDP.....goes to show that they dont really care bt us!
Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by eleojo23: 10:06am On Aug 03, 2018
He would have been crucified by his people if he didn't leave APC

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by princeade86(m): 10:07am On Aug 03, 2018
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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Nairalandmentor(m): 10:08am On Aug 03, 2018
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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by buhariguy(m): 10:08am On Aug 03, 2018
Old age is still worrying Wole Soyinka,
No wonder buhari still get sense pass these prof.
No wonder someone like these can not governed this country?

The prof has become insane.

So thief ortom left because of the killing sponsor by himself.?

But thief ortom said he is leaving APC because he has be given red card by the good Benue APC leaders.
The good leaders said, they gave thief ortom red card because he failed to pay salary upon all the money he received from the best president.
He sponsor rustlers and bandit,
He hide 22b naira for himself when workers are hungry.
And called the stealing security vote, and these insane wole Soyinka is praising thief.
Soyinka should go and die.
Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Lanre4uonly(m): 10:09am On Aug 03, 2018
Ok. It is noted.
Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by TheFreeOne: 10:11am On Aug 03, 2018
Soyinka said he had , in a letter written to Ortom , told the governor that, “ As the leader of a state that experienced attacks , you have a right to seek the promise of an alternative means of security for your people because they remain your primary responsibility.
Gbam.

Waiting on this administration for security from Fulani terrorist attacks is akin to squeezing water from a stone.

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by boxypane(m): 10:12am On Aug 03, 2018
Very OK sir. I just wished he joined another party other than PDP...
Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by smart3856llg: 10:13am On Aug 03, 2018
Gf

Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Nobody: 10:15am On Aug 03, 2018
tsephanyah:
smiley


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YOU GO DIE

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Oblang(m): 10:16am On Aug 03, 2018
mpianya39:
in a letter written to Ortom , told the governor that, “ As the leader of a state that experienced attacks , you have a right to seek the promise of an alternative means of security for your people because they remain your primary responsibility.

The only sensible man from waste side of zoogerian...you can never see him put on that canopy dem called cap cool cool

When it suits u, u attack Soyinka. Now he is the only sensible person from ur so called waste land but when he attack ur other demi god Obasanjo, he will become the most useless person...

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by Nobody: 10:17am On Aug 03, 2018
“ I don ’ t remember the good he has done . It will be very difficult to find one . I can ’ t remember one at this moment . ’’


Wole Soyinka talking about Obasanjo in the post. ..

Me: shocked shocked

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by SEONaijaExpert: 10:18am On Aug 03, 2018
What's the need of having an underperforming candidate that won't be able to run in next election except under a weak party.
Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by EponOjuku: 10:19am On Aug 03, 2018
mpianya39:
in a letter written to Ortom , told the governor that, “ As the leader of a state that experienced attacks , you have a right to seek the promise of an alternative means of security for your people because they remain your primary responsibility.

The only sensible man from waste side of zoogerian...you can never see him put on that canopy dem called cap cool cool

See this muddy pig from the lineage of Judas Iscariot. I don't blame you for calling a cap a canopy. You have no culture, no identity, no past and no future. The Jews had to organise a DNA test to tell the world you're not one of them and stop disgracing Jews.

Soyinka has done more for you flatheaded Ipob miscreants than anyone in your short and uncertain history. Soyinka supported Biafra during the civil war when Azikiwe ran away. He was imprisoned for Biafra when Chinua Ashebe was drinking beer around the world, claiming to promote Biafra.

Useless flatheaded ingrates.

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Re: Don’t Crucify Ortom For Leaving APC, Says Soyinka by hush15: 10:20am On Aug 03, 2018
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Okay sir!
We wont.

[b]According to the playwright, there are acts of mis- governance and unforced errors under the Muhammadu Buhari administration .
He said , “ There are unforced errors and acts that are considered stupid . And failure to secure lives and languages of self- excusing which were condemned in the past but resurfacing all over the place . ”

Soyinka , who decried the glossing over of “ intolerable degrees of bloodshed in the country, ” said , “ Also , failure to exert authority when and immediately when due which led to the killings. There is a cheapening of lives . The value of lives in the last year or so , on a level we haven ’ t witnessed in the country for a long time ; and that is one of the reasons it has become essential that we all embark on ground- clearing for a new generation of leaders . And to make sure that in the process , we don ’ t bring back what we are just getting out from. That is one of the stupid acts that we could be held responsible for by the coming generation . ’’
[/b]

This is why Bubu needs to go home.

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