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‘Obasanjo,an Economic illiterate and a liar’,Soyinka

The conflict between a former president,Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and the Nobel Laurette, Prof Wole Soyinka is not going to end soon as Soyinka has called the former president,an economic illiterate, a liar and somebody who should not be taken seriously as he has no respect for him.
Soyinka said this on Friday, at a gathering of literary heavyweights in the literary industry at an event in his honour tagged,“An Evening With Soyinka”, organised by Globacom, at the Eko Convention Centre, Eko Hotel and Suites.
He said this in reaction to a question posed to him on what he felt when Obasanjo called him a political illiterate recently.
Soyinka said Obasanjo has a right to his opinion, stressing however that Obasanjo is a liar, as well as an ‘economic illiterate’.
“Obasanjo is entitled to his opinion. The question is ‘who can respect the opinion of a liar’? He is a liar and I can prove that. He has been ‘described as an economic illiterate”,he added.
Continuing,Soyinka said: “His book, ‘My Watch’ is full of lies. In fact, he began the book with a lie when he said that he deplores lies, and he repeated it several times. I’m not bothered when somebody like Obasanjo passes his opinion about me. I have no respect for Obasanjo. He is a liar”.
“I am writing a book titled ‘Republic of Liars’ and Obasanjo has a prominent place in it. The book will be out soon,he stated.”
The event was a celebration of the renowned dramatist, poet, critic, activist and humanist and also a celebration of young literary stars – Seffie Attach, Tope Folarin and E. C. Osundu – was marked with performances.
In attendance were Profs. J. P. Clarke, Ebun Clarke, Akachi Ezeigbo, Duro Oni, Bode Sowande, General Alani Akinriade (retired), Mrs Francesca Emmanuel among others, and Hollywood star Richard More Damijo, who was the compere.


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