“He fights for Justice and Equity” –Obi
Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the just-concluded Presidential election in Nigeria; His Excellency, Mr. Peter Obi has lauded the numerous effort of Prof. Wole Soyinka in fighting for justice and equity in the country.
Obi who described Prof Soyinka in glowing terms stressed that both of them had useful and enriching discussion when they met earlier today, Sunday.
It would be recalled that there has been in recent times, war of words between the Nobel Laureate and supporters of the 2023 Presidential candidate who are popularly known as the OBIdients over some remarks attributed to Soyinka.
But after meeting with the Professor, Obi had this to say “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.
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”.