I advised Tinubu not to run for president – Wole Soyinka

I advised Tinubu not to run for president – Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate winner, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has claimed President Bola Tinubu ignored his advice not to run for presidency in 2023.

Soyinka stated this when he paid a courtesy visit to Tinubu at his Lagos home.

He said he was there to see how the President and his wife are doing after ignoring his advice.

The literary professor said he has submitted a seven point agenda to the President during the visit he described as an “embarrassing” one.

“I came here with a seven-point agenda. And we had a very thorough discussion on those items,” Soyinka told reporters after the visit.

“Actually, it’s an embarrassing visit because when I visited him the last time, it was to try and persuade him not to run for office. I told Atiku and himself to please leave the ground so young people could run. That’s the last time we met about five years ago.

“So I came to see how he was doing after ignoring my advice. I came to see how both he and his wife were weathering Nigeria, and to wish them a Happy Christmas.”


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