2023: Soyinka denies endorsing Tinubu for presidency
Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has denied the reports that he has endorsed the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
Pictures of Soyinka and Tinubu has gone viral on social media with news that he has endorsed the former Lagos State governor.
The post, which first trended in 2021, quoted Soyinka as saying, “I have never involved myself in politics or campaign for any politician but in 2023 I will be involved in politics and campaign for a longtime friend in 1993 NADECO struggle.”
But Soyinka in a statement entitled, “Season of Fakery Galore,” said he is yet to think about the 2023 presidential elections.
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The statement partly read that “Here we go again. These same boring, illiterate public interlopers lack the courage of their conviction and must steal the identities of their betters. One can only hope that the public has learnt to identify Fake News and join in the urgent task of exposing and disgracing these despicable touts.”
He added that “For the avoidance of doubt, I have not even thought about 2023, much less inserted candidates into coveted positions. The signature of this latest moron is familiar as he or she does not even know the difference between ‘Laureate and Laurel.’
“This is an ancient forgery being recycled for the umpteenth time. Those who pass it around do themselves and their recipients a disservice. Find something worthwhile to occupy your time.
“In any case, we have no business with politics in the land of the dead, and the most recent information I have on me is that I died sometime last year,” the statement added.