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Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by November1857(m): 9:45am On Jan 14
Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday denied throwing his weight behind the presidential ambition of a former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, describing those pushing the narrative as “illiterate interlopers.”


A viral online quote had claimed that the renowned playwright vowed to campaign for Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the run-up to the 2023 general elections.

Purportedly describing the politician as his friend, the fake statement had quoted Soyinka as saying that although he had never involved himself in politics, he was ready to pull his weight to ensure that his, “long time friend in the 1993 NADECO struggle” becomes the next Nigerian leader.”

But Soyinka’s denied the statement credited to him after a similar pushback by the President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, who was wrongly credited with a fraudulent statement endorsing Tinubu.

Tinubu informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to vie for the Presidency in 202, on Monday, January 10.

However, Soyinka a statement said the viral social media endorsement was fake news, stressing that the originators were public interlopers.

Soyinka added that the thought of 2023 had not even crossed his mind, noting that those who hacked his email to announce his (Soyinka’s) death, were capable of doing anything.

According to the Nobel laureate, the badly written piece, smacked of the same footprints of the person who carried out the last, advising whoever was behind it to find something worthwhile.

“Here we go again. The same boring illiterate public interlopers who lack the courage of their conviction and must steal the identities of their betters.

One can only hope that the public has learnt to identify fake news and join in the urgent task of exposing and disgracing these despicable touts.

“For the avoidance of doubt, I have not even thought of 2023 much less inserted candidates into coveted positions. The signature of this latest slowpoke is familiar – he or she does not even know the difference between ‘Laureate and Laurel,” Soyinka said.

According to him, the viral message was an ancient forgery being recycled for the umpteenth time.

“Those who pass it round do themselves and their recipients a disservice. Find something worthwhile to occupy your time.

“In any case, we have no business with politics in the land of the dead and the most recent information I have on me is that I died some time last year.

“The email account of the year’s Nobel ‘Laurel’ was hacked by these same agents to publicise my demise, so who is this still politicking WS ‘Laurel?,” he queried.



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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by ChangetheChange: 9:50am On Jan 14
grin grin grin
Another upper cut to Tinubu and his semi illiterate zombie supporters

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by basty: 9:54am On Jan 14
A revered message.

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by bjdon: 9:56am On Jan 14
How can a Nobel laurette endorse a man who:

Is not listed in the records of ANY secondary school in Nigeria
Is not a member of the old students asscoication of ANY school in Nigeria
Not a SINGLE Nigerian has come out to say they want to with 'Bola Tinubu'

No sane person will vote to hand over the Nigerian treasurey to such a man.

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by doggedfighter(f): 9:56am On Jan 14
grin grin

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by EmilyD: 10:03am On Jan 14
That's too harsh of an expression

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by cherishmichael(f): 10:03am On Jan 14
Lolz, i laugh in blues grin undecided

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by helinues: 10:05am On Jan 14
Why should Soyinka do that? Agba ki n se Oro bi ewe

When the region are yet to agree on consensus candidate which Oba Adeyeye, Pastor Adeboye and co would be part of including Prof Soyinka

Na mind game we go take win 2023 election

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Karlovych: 10:06am On Jan 14
embarassed Abiola 2.0 loading for the Iragbiji criminal, his zombie warlords and owomida hoodlums will never succeed with their evil plans.

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Danjikanbauchi: 10:06am On Jan 14
But this same Soyinka supported and campaign for BUHARI.

On thiefnubu we stand grin

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by ObianujuAku1(f): 10:15am On Jan 14
Karlovych:
embarassed Abiola 2.0 loading for the Iragbiji criminal, his zombie warlords and owomida hoodlums will never succeed with their evil plans.
lol Tinubu might not even win SW sef talk more of other regions.
most Yorubas are highly educated and they will never allow a criminal drug baron lord over them.
check your stat
has Tinubu comfortably won any elections in lagos without use of thugs to intimidate voters and oppositions?
even Osun state his supposed home town, he was nearly disgraced by ordinary dancing senator if not for remote rigging from Abuja.
Tinubu operates a thug infested political structure.
check out most of his urchins, they're mainly thugs and criminals.
Tinubu no get say for South West politics sef
Makinde dealt with him in Oyo
Aketi in ondo
Fayemi currently dealing with him in Ekiti
I don't know about Ogun state.


Tinubu is an over hyped criminal.
lol I doubt Apc will risk their ticket with him.

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by johnmartus(m): 10:16am On Jan 14
Lamentations from osu people.

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Authoreety: 11:11am On Jan 14
Wow

Illiterate interloper

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by God1000(m): 11:11am On Jan 14
Our intellectuals should please be very careful this time so as not to mislead Nigerians, our words can make or mar things in this country.

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by ImoleNaija: 11:12am On Jan 14
Illiterate interlopers angry

Kuku kee them nah

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Dailymice: 11:12am On Jan 14
grin
Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by christejames(m): 11:12am On Jan 14
But when you endorsed Bubu they were intelligent academics?

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Dshocker(m): 11:12am On Jan 14
Those from the north are ready to eliminate anybody that stands in their way...

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by LordGuru1: 11:12am On Jan 14
Most Government have become tools in the Hand of Satan to enslave and Suffer Humanity.
thorpdo:
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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by nkemoma(m): 11:12am On Jan 14
Afonjas are doubled tongues..

Professors or illiterates alike

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Talawaka: 11:13am On Jan 14
Those who willfully falsify endorsements are reprobates.
Sadly Nigeria has too many of them at the moment angry

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Nicepoker(m): 11:13am On Jan 14
grin Where are the cows? Tinubu is not the kind of person who will champion restructuring. Unfortunately a greater percentage of the youth don't even know what restructuring is all about and its advantages.


This forced marriage by the greedy British is not working it's time sensible people in the country look for a better method to push the country forward.


Things were working when regional governance was practised. We will have healthy competition from different regions. The country will thrive. How can someone be tapping resources from your backyard and giving your crumbs in return. That place can never develop.


Pick the 1963 constitution and go through that constitution was far better that the useless 1999 constitution. Any presidential candidate who doesn't consider restructuring is a capital no.

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Breexy(m): 11:13am On Jan 14
nah wetin u suppose to say prof
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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by macdammy(m): 11:13am On Jan 14
Too much grammer lol
Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Lanre4uonly(m): 11:14am On Jan 14
Okay.
Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Austineva(m): 11:14am On Jan 14
grin grin grin. Tinubu has started loosing d pool already even b4 his people. Alu mee

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by setobaba: 11:14am On Jan 14
Seems everyone is scared to endorse
Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by Esseite: 11:14am On Jan 14
Buhari almost rubbished a lot of Good names, most wont take that risk again.

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Re: Soyinka: Those Saying I Endorsed Tinubu Are Illiterate Interlopers by BAZ001: 11:14am On Jan 14
Hehehehe talk true oga
Cos your body language endorsed him

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