On Monday in Lagos, Prof. Wole Soyinka, had said in a media chat that he has taken back his criticism earlier sent out against President Buhari, over buhari’s congratulatory message to the president of Gambia, Yahya Jammeh, for his re-election to the office where he had been occupying for the last 22years.
The Nobel Playwright and Social Critics, however, advised the president to be careful next time while sending such a message adding that he thought the message was meant to congratulate Jammeh, as one of the Sit-tight African leaders.
However, Soyinka has revealed in a statement in ’A correction on Gambian elections’, “Just before setting off for my Media Chat at Freedom Park this morning (Monday), I was handed a Sunday newspaper with a comment on the recently concluded Gambian Presidential elections.
“I totally misheard the comment and thought that ex-President Yahmeh had again succeeded in manipulating the votes to remain on the continent’s
“sit-tight” roll of dishonour.
“It turned out that I had obtained the wrong picture. The torturer and notorious administrator of hallucinogenic broths to citizens had been dethroned. I therefore take back my criticism of Nigeria’s message of congratulations.
“Let the entire West African sub-region and indeed the entire continent rejoice in the overthrow of the monatrocity who had sworn to rule for a billion years, a throw-back autocrat with delusions of eternal power who casually tossed opposition in dungeons and threw the keys away. It is now time to make Jammeh answer for his twenty-two year of boastful misrule and crimes against humanity.”
In conclusion he said: ” Once again, my apologies for the miscommunication. I rejoice with the long-suffering citizens of The Gambia, encourage the rehabilitation of that land strip, and recovery of its existence in full liberty, freed of fear, and restored to dignity as part of the sentient species.”
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