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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Obasanjo is a liar and an economic illiterate – Soyinka

 
Prof. Wole Soyinka, has stated that he has no respect for former President Obasanjo, who he describeds as an indescribable liar. Soyinka talked about the former president on Friday night when he responded to questions during a programme tagged: ‘An evening with Wole Soyinka’, organised by Globacom.

Asked to respond to Obasanjo’s assessment of him in the former president’s book titled ‘My Watch’, where he notes that Soyinka is good at hunting and wines but a political illiterate, Soyinka said that he was hardly bothered because he believed that Obasanjo was a liar.
Soyinka said, “Obasanjo is entitled to his opinion. But the question is: ‘Who respects the opinion of a liar?’
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I can spend the whole night proving that he is a liar. Obasanjo was once described by an economist, the late Prof Ojetunji Aboyade, as an economic illiterate. They nearly went into blows that night. It was Prof. Mabogunje who separated them.
“So, if an economic illiterate calls somebody a political illiterate, no problem at all.
“In ‘ My Watch’, Obasanjo told the first lie when he said he deplored lies. Anybody who said he never plotted to have an unconstitutional third term in office, even as a writer, I need a word to describe him.”
The former President and the Nobel laureate have been in a running battle taking swipes at each other over a lingering issue between them. Obasanjo had once stated that Soyinka once vowed that the differences between the two of them would not be resolved on earth.
Obasanjo had also in his book, My Watch, and at public events described Soyinka as an expert in wine matters than in political analysis.
He had said:
“For Wole, no one can be good, nor can anything be spot-on politically except that which emanates from him or is ordained by him. His friends and loved ones will always be right and correct, no matter what they do or fail to do. He is surely a better wine connoisseur and a more successful aparo (guinea fowl) hunter than a political critic.
“Wole Soyinka is a gifted man. I have always acknowledged that but he is a bad politician and I have also always said that. That is my own point of view. He may agree with it, he may not agree with it. For instance, I know that if I want somebody to give me the best wine, one of the people I will go to is Wole Soyinka and I know he has a taste for good wine and I said that in the book.”
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54 comments:

Unknown said...

Lol!
Two old men.
They're both right sha.

Blog It With Olivia said...

Hmmmmmm, seems these two haven't been good friends at all, what a total shade






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Unknown said...

Hmmmmm...

I smiled when I read dis “So, if an economic illiterate calls somebody a political illiterate, no problem at all."

Biko dis two lovely baba's should leave d remaining of their lives in peace and serve d one and true Lord.

Unknown said...

Lol

Unknown said...

If great Men of our nation degenerate so much as to engage themselves in verbal war, where do the followers stand? What Legacy are you. Passing on. This is Africa! Nigeria! A land of Respect for Elders and Cultural values, a land of respect for Spiritual and moral growth. Please sirs, sheath your swords and help grow the Economy in your areas of ''Literacy ''. Thank you.

aproko manager said...

Baba soyinka ur english too much

Unknown said...

2 of dem re jux a confused moda fucker











***odikwa risky nd tyt***

Unknown said...

Shamelesss useless old yoruba's obasanyo is not only a liar,he is a hypocrite and a vampire.why soyinka you are a shameless man.




















#sad indeed

Unknown said...

Shamelesss useless old yoruba's obasanyo is not only a liar,he is a hypocrite and a vampire.why soyinka you are a shameless man.




















#sad indeed

Anonymous said...

Awon agbalagba... dee

Reina said...

Spot on

NMaa said...

Two liers, Bt obj is d bigger lier. Ashi Ndi Agadi

Unknown said...

All of them are the same

Jasmine Joseph said...

Hahahahahaha baba Ijebu na u dey finish like this

Jasmine Joseph said...

Hahahahahaha baba Ijebu na u dey finish like this

Jasmine Joseph said...

Hahahahahaha baba Ijebu na u dey finish like this

Jasmine Joseph said...

Hahahahahaha baba Ijebu na u dey finish like this

Anonymous said...

I so concur. Baba Soyinka...OBJ who?

Kaiser said...

Always has been d problem of d egba people..they don't like each other

Anonymous said...

He is also a very WICKED man!

Anonymous said...

let them respect themselves.

Unknown said...

#Lobatan!!!

Fan Emmanuel said...

Wetin concern me for their matter? Two Yoruba IDIOTS. Ndi okokporo na agu ofee

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NaijaDeltaBabe said...

Anoda wahala?

Unknown said...

Owk season 2 loading Obj Oya na












Lib freak

Unknown said...

open his can of worms

Unknown said...

Who to believe?

Unknown said...

This is getting so uneducating,annoying and unsettling. Nigerians should stop paying attentions to them as they only trying to deal with age related boredom. Please people focus on the success and every little positive thing you can to assist you president trust me your great nation need you now more than ever. After all they in the same state them go ahead and chew each others head privately oh jareh

Unknown said...

Two ol foxes.
They make me laugh really.
Inagine Obj being stopped from throwing punches wearing his agbada. Lmaooo.

I B M bolubantin said...

Two elephants fighting......

ogeee said...

OBJ d truth teller

Unknown said...

Two agbayas sha... Lol.. Nawa.. They really know themselves well to spill such details bout each other

knowurway.com said...

Lol, this man make me bust laugh. He said our differences can not be resolved on earth. Lol, Baba why did u vowed this way na??? Hmmm na waoh!

APPLE said...

So true.

hrm paul ojeih said...

Still obasanjo killed him, he suckered punched him and his punch line in "My Watch" against wole is subliminal

Anonymous said...

So true. He is a liar

Unknown said...

Well, wetin concern Agbero with overload??? Na dem dem, ndi ofe nmanu. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Well, wetin concern Agbero with overload??? Na dem dem, ndi ofe nmanu. Linda take note!

Unknown said...

Well, wetin concern Agbero with overload??? Na dem dem, ndi ofe nmanu. Linda take note!

Anonymous said...

They just brought their spiritual fight to d physical. Wole and OBJ are probably ogboni. They are egba men, its kind of a pecking order in their generation.

The ogbonis are seen as a cult by everyone else cos pple from other towns join for power, but in egba (where it originated) its their traditional seating of chiefs. Like d leadership council of d town. Egbas didnt have kings. This is why obj can boldly say there are no leaders in yorubaland & all kings are d same. He can only say dt shit in abeokuta.

-Bisola

Unknown said...

Dis is di remnants of childhood rivalry being displayed in old age-all dats missing now is Fela Kuti 2 complete di 'Menage-a-Trois'.

Unknown said...

Wat a total shade

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Unknown said...

It's pathetic that those we ought to look upon as elder-statemen engage themselves in war of words. Smh

Unknown said...

Nonsense yorus..!!

chidi ijeh #uniport said...

LINDA YOU NO GO KILL ME ABEGGGGG.......I DON LAUGH TIRE...MY LUNGS AND HEAD ACHES....@banji akindele...stated.....as they only trying to deal with age related boredom...u so right bro.....#LMAO...my ribs aches....God bless us all #Nigerians

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Anonymous said...

Great African wisdom from you.

However, such African wisdom that insists on respect to elders, saving face and sweeping things under the carpet, even in the face of glaring crime and corruption, has left us in the mess we are now.

With all due respect, A SPADE HAS TO BE CALLED A SPADE.

Delta Truth said...

People, don't be deceived, Obasanjo can't write, he hire people to write books for him. Indeed he is a lair, his daughter Iyabo said the same thing.

Anonymous said...

Obasanjo is an agent of the Devil.

Unknown said...

Hahahahahahaa....dogo turanci. Easy on Baba o @Prof Wole.










#TeamBlessed#

Unknown said...

Hahahahahahaa....dogo turanci. Easy on Baba o @Prof Wole.










#TeamBlessed#

Anonymous said...

And who is d baba ijebu here?ode better mind ur business & face ur tribe. Stop commenting on things u know nothing about.

Anonymous said...

You are very silly, omo Aje okuta ma mu omi. Racist bigot. It shows the kind of home training you had. Oh I forgot you had none as ibo's are known to have no manner or respect for their parents or elders. I am not surprised at your behaviour you bring glory to your family in a negative way . Ewu can beer. Ode oshi. Child of 7 fathers. Indescipline faggot. Stop making racist remarks. You can't throw shades at people and not expect to get it back simple.

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