The presidential candidate of the Labour Party in the February 2023 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi has paid a correctional visitation to the Nigerian Nobel Laureate, Prof. While Soyinka.
There have been mixed reactions after the visit, with many of his followers condemning the visitation but Mr. Peter Obi has given reason to justify his visit.
Mr. Obi who described Prof Soyinka as a national leader with excellence stated that "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," Mr Obi stated further.
However, Mr. Peter Obi stated that he decided to visit the Nobel Laureate because the many wrongs committed by his followers have to be corrected, mostly with a revered National leader like Prof. Soyinka.
He said "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
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Written by Omooba Alekuwodo (omoobaalekuwodo)
Published 5/8/2023 8:57:28 AM