24 Dec 2014

"Obasanjo is an irredeemable hypocrite and a liar" - Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has described former president, General Olusegun Obasanjo, as an irredeemable hypocrite and a liar who takes delight in denigrating people.

Soyinka, in his reply to the attack on him by Obasanjo in his latest controversial book, My Watch, pillories Obasanjo for invoking God all the time and wonders whether Obasanjo actually believes in such an entity, given his recourse to lying compulsively.
“Our Owu retiree soldier and prolific author is an infliction that those of us who share the same era and nation space must learn to endure,” Soyinka writes.
Obasanjo has a “capacity for infantile mischief.”

Soyinka describes him as “master of mendacity,” writer of ‘ignoble fabrication’ and an “indefatigable peddler of lies.”
“I despise humanity whose stock-in-trade is to concoct lies simply to score a point, win an argument, puff up his or her own ego, denigrate or attempt to destroy a fellow being. However, even within such deplorable species, a special pit of universal opprobrium is reserved for those who even lack the courage of their own lies, but must foist them on others.” The high-point of Soyinka’s diatribe is a succinct comparison of Obasanjo to Olowo-aiye, a character in D.O. Fagunwa’s novel.
Credit: PM News

1 comment:

  1. B4 nko? Its no news to me. Prof haf(lols)nailed it. Baba OBJ, ota people get plenty question for u abt there road

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