Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has denied making any statement in support for the presidential aspiration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
A Facebook post by a certain Michael Olugbenga Peter with photographs of Soyinka and Tinubu had claimed that Soyinka stated that he was going to campaign for Tinubu in 2023.
However the Nobel Laureate in a statement expressed optimism that the public should by now be able to identify fake news and join hands to expose those behind such venture.
His statement reads: “Here we go again the same boring illiterate public interlopers who lack the courage of their conviction and must steal the identities of their betters. One can only hope that the public has learnt to identify FAKE NEWS and join in the urgent task of exposing and disgracing these despicable touts.
“For the avoidance of doubt I have not even THOUGHT 2023 much less inserted candidates into coveted positions. The signature of this latest moron is familiar – he or she does not even know the difference between “Laureate” and “Laurel”. This is an ancient forgery being recycled for the umpteenth time those who pass it round do themselves and their recipients a disservice”.
He further admonished the purveyors of fake news to find something worthwhile to occupy their time.
Soyinka, whose email account was hacked a while ago further said “In any case we have no business with politics in the land of the dead and the most recent information I have on me is that I died some time last year. The email account of the year’s Nobel “Laurel” was hacked by these same agents to publicise my demise so who is this still politicking WS “Laurel”?