Ogun: Fmr. Governor Attacks Wole Soyinka – ‘Old Age Is Catching Up With You’

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Erstwhile, Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel has taken a swipe at Nigeria’s Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, saying old age is catching up with him.


If we recall, Soyinka had in an interview with an EFCC publication alleged that he (Daniel) closed down the state House of Assembly for almost one year with the aid of the police.

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The award winning writer berated former president Goodluck Jonathan for appointing Daniel as a campaign manager.

“A governor closes down an assembly with the aid of the police and the place is under lock with ‘Mopol’ guarding it. When Jonathan selected this person as his campaign manager in Abuja, I telephoned him; I said does this support democracy that you choose this person….”

However Otunba Daniel replied, saying the comment of Soyinka against him was prejudicing and belittled the repute of the Africa’s first Nobel Prize winner for literature.

Speaking via Twitter, @JustusOGD denied the allegation, noting that he prays that the Laws of diminishing returns do not sometimes catch up with some of Nigeria’s Elder Statesmen.



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