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Soyinka expresses outrage over 2023 election

Written by on April 4, 2023

Professor Wole Soyinka has weighed in on the 2023 general elections and the rhetoric of political actors.

The Nobel laureate describes the elections as “not exactly the most edifying exercise that the country has been through.”

The literary icon notes that he preferred not to make comments on the electoral process as he was away, though he says it does not mean he was ignorant of what was happening on the home front.

with the June inauguration of the 10th National Assembly inching closer, plots by the main opposition PDP to mobilize its members and other minority parties in the House of Representatives for relevance appear to have suffered a major setback.

This follows the decision of two of its leaders, Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike and a former governor of Delta State, James Ibori to support the ruling party.

The duo has reportedly thrown their weight behind the incumbent Deputy Speaker, Ahmed Idris Wase. 

The development came as a former Governor of Ogun state, Chief Olusegun Osoba also described the deputy speaker as his beloved son whose zone, the north central, deserves the position of speaker. 

These developments came on the heel of alliance talks between the PDP’s House of Representatives members and an aspirant for the speakership, Aliyu Betara on one hand, as well as the PDP and other minority parties on the other hand.

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