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Prof. Soyinka Says Former President Obasanjo Is A Shameless Liar Whom He Has No Respect For



Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka had described former President Olusegun a shameless liar whom he has no respect for.

While responding to a question on at an event tagged: “An evening with Wole Soyinka” in Lagos on Friday, he said even though he appreciated the fact that Obasanjo as an individual is entitled to his  opinion about him (Soyinka), he is nonetheless bothered because “nobody has respect for liar”.

The event organised by the telecommunication giant, Glo mobile  telecommunication was geared towards celebrating Soyinka literary feat  and the launch of Glo Literary Prize for Undergraduate Students.

Soyinka who was responding to a question asking him to respond to the view represented of him by Obasanjo in his memoir, “My Watch” also borrowed the language of Oyetunde Aboyade to describe Obasanjo as an “Economic Illiterate”.

“Obasanjo is entitled to his opinion like everybody. But the question  is: who respects the opinion of a liar? And I can prove he is a  shameless liar. Like an economist once told him to his face. I mean Oyetunde Aboyade who told Obasanjo to his face that he is an economic  illiterate. So if an economic illiterate call me political illiterate, no problem. Even in the book, he told the first lie when said he deployed liars. Anybody like Obasanjo saying he never plotted third term in office, who even as a writer, I know the word to call that,” Soyinka said.

“I have been talking to my publisher lately on a new work. It is titled tentatively: ‘The Republic of Liars’ and Obasanjo featured  in it prominently. This is the last I would say about it,” Soyinka said.

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