Soyinka faults video preaching Yoruba-Igbo division
Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has referred to as on the general public to be cautious of identification thieves utilizing falsehood to legitimise their antics.
Soyinka who spoke in an announcement on Saturday titled ‘Identification Thieves on the Rampage,’ stated such identification thieves had exhumed ‘an historical fabrication’ as soon as attributed to him and which he strongly condemned to endorse a video clip ordering Igbo to go away Yorubaland.
He stated, “Undoubtedly with the intention to promote the video clip of an ethnic revanchist calling on Igbo to go away Yorubaland, this identical lunatic fringe has exhumed, and launched into circulating an historical fabrication – a number of years mouldering within the grave – as soon as attributed to me and vigorously denounced.
“That assertion impudently expounds, as my utterance, what the Hausa need, what the Yoruba need, and what the Igbo need. Such an attribution– let me as soon as once more reiterate – is the work of sick, cowardly minds which can be ashamed, or lack the braveness, because the saying goes, ‘to reply their fathers’ names.’ No less than the present ethnic rabble-rouser has the braveness of his convictions, not so the sick brigade of identification thieves.”
The playwright said that usually he ought to ignore the identification thieves whom he described as ‘social dregs,’ noting that it was very important to refute the fixed deceit contemplating the present actuality the place faux information was often believed and acted upon.
Soyinka added, “Usually, one ought to completely ignore the social dregs. Nonetheless, within the current environment the place faux information is so simply swallowed and acted upon with out reflection, I really feel as soon as once more obliged to denounce this recurrent obscenity. As for our brother and sister Igbo, I hope they’ve learnt to disregard the poisonous bilge underneath which some Nigerian imbeciles search to drown the nation.
“It’s time additionally, I consider, to additionally enter the next admonition: one can not proceed to watch and reply to the concoctions of those addicts of falsehood, and their assiduous promoters who’ve but to be taught to wipe the filth off their tablets. The patrons of social platforms ought to develop the artwork of discrimination. Some attributions are just so gross that, to grant them even a second’s latitude of likelihood diminishes the civic intelligence of the recipient.’’
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