Soldiers' Deployment Is A Gross Betrayal – Prof. Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, also decried the deployment of soldiers especially in Lagos and wondered whether it was part of the deal Labour reached with government.

Demanding immediate withdrawal of the soldiers, Soyinka described their deployment as “an intolerable act of provocation that has taken underhand advantage of the willingness of the people to negotiate and give the government a breathing space” and makes absolute nonsense of the Belgore machinery for resolution that was set up, even before it has commenced work.

“It has turned future dialogue into negotiation under the gun, which is nothing but a charade and will only be challenged at no distant date.”

He urged Labour and Civil society to boycott further talks with the government until the soldiers were withdrawn.

Source: VanguardNews