- Professor Wole Soyinka accused Olusegun Obasanjo of awarding oil blocs for sex
- He challenged the former president to search his mind
- Soyinka also accused him of kidnapping a sitting governor
Professor Wole Soyinka has raised allegation against former president, Olusegun Obasanjo accusing him of giving out oil blocs in exchange for sexual gratification.
Thecable reports that the Nobel laureate spoke in his Interventions VIII series, titled: ‘Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?’ meaning “Gani’s Unfinished Business,” in Lagos.
He challenged the former president to search his soul well.
He said: “I now challenge you (Obasanjo) to search your soul, very deeply, and swear to this nation that you never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification,” Soyinka said.
“I do not make accusations lightly and I despise snide insinuations. I believe you know me well enough. And I am no prude, I am not a hypocrite of sexual desire, nor am I interested in the seamy side of Power. Take your time, think deeply and remember that each day brings you closer and closer to your Maker and the Day of Judgment-going by your own professions.”
“If I denounce you (Obasanjo) as a degenerate in need of help, remember that I do not require fiction.
“Verifiable truth is solemnly at my disposal. I do not concoct a thousand snipers for a thousand listed enemies of governance-one of the most impudent egregious fantasies ever manufactured by a former ruler, simply to destroy a successor and persuade oneself that one is a maker and breaker of governments.”
Obasanjo also reacted to alleged accusation from Obasanjo that he blocked his chance of becoming the secretary-general of the United Nations.
He said: “Could someone please stop crediting me with that level of international clout? Of course, I feel totally content and fulfilled with my contribution to that operation to ‘save our world’ from the clutches of a predator, sadist and liar-convincing evidence of which we provided in our successful diplomatic offensive-but the umbrage should also go to that very Femi Falana and the late Beko Ransome-Kuti, with whom I worked in close collaboration.”
Soyinka also said during Obasanjo’s administration, “a governor was kidnapped, locked in a toilet and held there under duress to force him to sign cheques on the state treasury” and that that “he escaped confinement, thanks to a sympathetic policeman , but the state went up in flames. The state radio and television houses were torched. The house of assembly and the law courts—my own special preserve-were vandalized. Who did you say was president at that time?”
NAIJ.com had reported that the Yoruba Consultative Forum (YCF) on Tuesday, August 7, expressed their displeasure towards the Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, for what it referred to as the playwright’s “undisguised campaign of calumny” against the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo.
In a statement by it's president, Professor Tejumade Rhodes, the YCF slammed Soyinka for “revelling in a poisonous vendetta and egregious abuse” against Obasanjo, Punch reports.
Before now, Soyinka had attacked Obasanjo, describing him as part of Nigeria’s major plights, warning Nigerians to be on the alert concerning the third force being inspired by Obasanjo to remove President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2019 presidential poll.
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