Wole Soyinka denies backing Tinubu, claiming that those who manufacture the endorsement do themselves and their beneficiaries a disservice.
Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, has refuted a viral social media message claiming that he is endorsing former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu for president in 2023.
According to a social media comment attributed to Wole Soyinka, he plans to get involved in politics and campaign for Bola Tinubu, the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), in 2023.
Tinubu, the former governor of Lagos state, announced his desire to run for president in 2023 on Monday, January 10. According to the viral statement, Wole Soyinka characterized Tinubu as a long- time buddy.
A photoshopped image of Wole Soyinka and Tinubu was attached to the quote. However, in a statement made available to newsmen Wole Soyinka said the viral social media endorsement was fake.
Soyinka’ s statement reads: ” Here we go again, the same boring, illiterate public interlopers who 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.
” For the avoidance of doubt, I have not even THOUGHT 2023, much less inserted candidates into coveted positions. The signature of this latest moron is familiar— 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 round 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 email account of the year’ s Nobel ” Laurel” was hacked by these same agents to publicise my demise, so who is this still politicking WS ” Laurel” ? “