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February 24, 2024

Obi Visits Soyinka, Says Misconception Of Obident Needless

The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Mr Peter Obi, on Sunday, visited Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka.

It would be recalled that Soyinka a few weeks ago had a soured relationship with Obi’s supporters as a result of his comment about the ‘Obident Movement’, the group championing Obi’s presidential ambition.

But the former Anambra State Governor after his visit to the foremost writer said the visit was “intended to erase the needless misconceptions about the relationship between the great icon and the Obidient family.”

He described the visit as enriching, adding that he had a useful discussion with Soyinka.

Taking to his verfied Twitter handle, he wrote, “Today I visited one of Nigeria’s most revered figures and an international literary icon Prof Wole Soyinka.

“Prof Soyinka has been my father whom I hold in very esteem for what he has achieved and stands for in the struggle for a better Nigeria. His reputation as a fighter for justice and equity in our society has been legendary and we will never ignore them.

“I had a very useful and enriching discussion about his aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria, and he shared a lot with me about his dream for a greater, and more inclusive Nigeria.

“I reminded the Nobel laureate of the huge price he paid just before the outbreak of civil war, fighting for the cause of the Igbos.”

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