I didn’t abuse Igbos in my Havard Lecture —Soyinka

Posted by News Express | 7 May 2015 | 3,236 times

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Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, yesterday rubbished reports that he used the opportunity of his recent lecture in the USA to abuse Ndigbo over their voting pattern in the last Nigerian general elections.

The revered elder statesman who came under fire after the alleged remarks, said yesterday in a statement: “I have just read a statement attributed to me on something called The Cable, a news outlet, evidently one of the Internet infestations. My lecture at the Hutchins Centre, Harvard University, was video recorded. Anyone who believes what I am alleged to have said must be a slowpoke – repeat, a slowpoke. It is demeaning, sickening and boring to have to deal with these cowards who cannot fight their own battles but must fasten their imbecilic pronouncements on others. Only the mentally slow will credit this comment attributed to me regarding the Ndigbo voting pattern in the last elections. I strongly suspect the author of this despicable concoction, and may make a further statement, once the source is verified.”

•Photo shows Prof. Soyinka.

Source: News Express

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