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It's impossible to honour Abiola and admire Abacha -Wole Soyinka to Buhari

It's impossible to honour Abiola and admire Abacha -Wole Soyinka to Buhari
Nobel Laureate; Professor Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has condemned President Muhammadu Buhari's  public admiration to former military Head of State, late General Sani Abacha, while honouring the late Chief MKO Abiola at the same time.

The outspoken literary icon made this known during the conferment of posthumous award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on the late Abiola, and formally did so during an investiture ceremony at the Presidential Villa on Tuesday, June 12, 2018.

When the president took to the podium, Soyinka praised him for his recognition of the June 12 struggle but also advised him to drop his professional loyalty to Abacha.

Referring to Abacha as Nigeria's worst dictator, Soyinka told Buhari that it's impossible to hold Abacha and Abiola in the same high regard.

 "I'll like to make a request, Mr President, that you manage to stop creating confusion in the minds of Nigerians. It is not possible to honour MKO Abiola in one breath and then admire his tormentor in another breath, he said

Speaking further, Soyinka says he was “knocked out of his throat” by the apology tendered by Buhari for the June 12 atrocities of Nigerian past dictators who were responsible.

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