Soyinka condemns video ordering Igbo to leave Southwest  




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Prof Wole Soyinka

– Literary giant, Prof Wole Soyinka, has condemned a viral video clip which is ordering Igbo to leave Yorubaland.

 

a titled ‘Identity Thieves on the Rampage’, Soyinka described the behind the video as ‘identity thieves’.

 

‎According to Nobel laureate, the identity thieves are falsely trying to make it look like he endorsed their message.

 

Parts of the read, “Undoubtedly order to promote the video clip of an ethnic revanchist calling on Igbo to leave Yorubaland, this same lunatic fringe has exhumed, and embarked on circulating an ancient fabrication – several years mouldering the grave – once attributed to me and vigorously denounced.

 

“That impudently expounds, as my utterance, what the Hausa want, what the want, and what the Igbo want. Such an attribution– let me once again reiterate – is the work of sick, cowardly minds that are ashamed, or lack the courage, as the saying goes, ‘to answer their fathers’ names.’ At least the current ethnic rabble-rouser has the courage of convictions, not so the sick brigade of identity thieves.”

 

Soyinka said he decided to refute the contents of the video because of the current reality where news usually believed and acted upon.

 

“Normally, one totally ignore the social dregs. However, the present atmosphere where news is so easily swallowed and acted upon without reflection, feel once again obliged to denounce this recurrent obscenity. As for our brother and sister Igbo, hope they have learnt to ignore the toxic bilge under which some Nigerian imbeciles seek to drown the nation.

 

“It is time also, believe, to also enter the following admonition: one cannot continue to monitor and respond to the concoctions of these addicts of falsehood, and their assiduous promoters who have yet to learn to wipe the filth off their tablets.

 

“The patrons of social platforms develop the art of discrimination. Some attributions are simply so gross that, to grant them even a moment’s latitude of probability diminishes the civic intelligence of the recipient,” he added. ‎