Leadership (Abuja)

23 December 2013

Nigeria: APC's Visit to Obasanjo - Nigeria Heading for Shipwreck - Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has faulted the visit of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, to former President Olusegun Obasanjo last Saturday.

Soyinka further warned that the country was heading for a shipwreck with such a political romance.

Soyinka cautioned that Nigeria would need rescue operations if the APC intended to court Obasanjo to serve as a navigator for the ship of the state.

He said, "An APC-led group, we understand, has been paying courtesy visits to former Heads of States. Would it be correct to state that their purpose is captured in the following Mission Statement? 'Tinubu added that the APC had resolved to rescue Nigeria, appealing to Obasanjo to lead the mission. We're resolved and determined to rescue Nigeria. We want you as navigator.

"If this attribution is correct, may I urge you, as an urgent public service, to advise families to begin the stockpiling of life-belts for the guaranteed crash. Don't forget to alert the coastguards--ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), AU (African Union), UNO (United Nations Organisation) etc, to be on the alert for possible salvage operations. "If General Sani Abacha were alive today, would he also have been on the ship's complement? As Captain perhaps?"

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