Peter Obi Visits Wole Soyinka To Ease “Obidients” Riff

Obi and Soyinka
Obi and Soyinka (Credit: Twitter @PeterObi)

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, today announced on his Twitter page that he visited Nobel Laurette, Professor Wole Soyinka in his house in an apparent move to ease tensions between the Obidient movement and Wole Soyinka.

Recall that Wole Soyinka recently had a shouting match on social media with supporters of Peter Obi who Soyinka described as “Fascists”.

The use of the term to characterize the intense support of the “Obidients” for Peter Obi and the Labour Party did not go down well with the Obidients who lashed back at him on social media and insinuated that he was in support of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress(APC), Bola Tinubu, who was declared president-elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC)

Soyinka made reference to the Channels TV interview given by Datti Baba-Ahmed, the vice-presidential candidate of the Labour Party as one of the reasons why he spoke against the Obidient movement.

Today, I visited one of Nigeria’s most revered figures and an international literary icon, Prof Wole Soyinka. Prof Soyinka has been a father whom I hold in very high esteem for what he has achieved and stands for in the struggle for a better Nigeria.
His reputation as a fighter for justice and equity in our society has been legendary and we will NEVER ignore them. I had a very useful and enriching discussion about his aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria, and he shared a lot with me about his dream for a greater and more inclusive Nigeria. I reminded the Nobel laureate of the huge price he paid just before the outbreak of the civil war, fighting for the cause of the Igbos.

I cherished this Sunday’s visit which was intended to erase the needless misconceptions about the relationship between the great icon and the OBIdient family. -PO

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