Buhari’s failing govt can’t unite Nigeria – Soyinka

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Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, he doesn’t believe is attainable under current regime of President, Major General Buhari (retd.) due to its systemic failure.

Soyinka said this in on at book reading and signing of two of books titled ‘Trumpism in Academe’ and ‘Chronicles of Happiest People on Earth’ organised by Rovenheights Bookstore and Orisun Gallery.

Former Rochas Okorocha of Imo State had asked Soyinka if he could write a story that would evoke patriotism and inspire among various tribes in country.

Responding, the playwright said narrative would unite the people of Nigeria without restitution and .

He explained that persons in Internally Displaced Persons’ camps, had lost relatives and loved ones due to violence, would embrace any story of unless they got .

The Nobel laureate said Nigeria had lost a key opportunity to unite, adding that he didn’t believe the regime of Buhari could unite Nigeria because it suffered systemic failure.

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Soyinka added, “We had a critical moment and we lost that moment. The moment when this country could have come together; and the sense of oneness, belonging. That vision of oneness. We lost that moment. There has been more than one moment and we lost the moment. Will another one come? I don’t know. Right now I don’t see it under this government quite frankly.

“There is a failure, a systemic failure in present and I don’t know can put it together. These days, I try to go some days without reading the newspapers. It is so depressing.”

Soyinka said he personally believed that Nigeria should break up but should remain one entity.

He, however, argued that it was wrong of the government to continue to the country’s unity was non-negotiable.