Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has disowned viral political quotes attributed to him, on social media.
One of the fake quotes reads: “Quote me anywhere, Nigerians don’t need the likes of Atiku and Obasanjo to lead them again. We have tasted (sic) the two: Atiku Is Corrupt and Obasanjo is a liar. Both of them are greedy and self-centred…”
Another says: “Anybody, any cabal, any Viju milk activist, attempting to humiliate Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, must have me to contend with. An average PDP man is angry with Asiwaju because he brought them to their knees. If anyone thinks that bringing down Asiwaju is his project, that mission will not only crash but it will boomerang. He owns Lagos! I hear you! Ask your grandfather and parents how they acquired your so-called family land. Is it God that allocated it to them?…”
But the elder statesman, in a statement on Sunday, disowned the quotes and described them as falsehoods.
He said, “I did NOT at any time or any occasion issue such statements. It is simply the works of peddlers of FAKE News and FALSEHOOD, who profit from misinformation to gain political advantages.
“The Media and members of the public are advised to IGNORE the message or any other political message that addresses or targets any political party or political actor.”