Monday, December 23, 2013

Soyinka, Falana Blast APC For Visiting Babangida, Obasanjo, Others! Says It Is Clear They Only Want Power

Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, Sunday, lashed out angrily at the patron-shopping strategy of the opposition All Progressives Congress, APC, suggesting that the strategy lacked moral focus, and had the feel of political prostitution.

In a short email message, the professor of literature said he was triggered by media reports indicating that an “APC-led group …has been paying courtesy visits to former Heads of States,” prompting him to ask if the party had thought it through what disaster this would mean for the nation.

Mr. Soyinka said the media report that stirred him to respond to the APC had these words: “Tinubu added that the APC had resolved to rescue Nigeria, appealing to Obasanjo to lead the mission. We’re resolved and determined to rescue Nigeria. We want you as navigator”.

He then asked if the APC was truly comfortable that this represented its core principles.

“Would it be correct to state that their purpose is captured in the following Mission Statement?” he queried, suggesting that an impending political disaster loomed before the nation, with grave humanitarian consequence.

“If this attribution is correct, may I urge you, as an urgent public service, to advise families to begin the stockpiling of life-belts for the guaranteed crash.

“Don’t forget to alert the coastguards – Ecowas, AU, UNO etc etc – to be on the alert for possible salvage operations.”

Mr. Soyinka then hinted at the moral opportunism of the patron-shopping strategy by asking: “By the way, If General Sani Abacha were alive today, would he also have been on  the ship’s complement? As Captain perhaps?”

A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Femi Falana also has this to say;

“I understand that one of the retired generals is going to become the chair of the Board of Trustees of the APC! This is a case of alienation from the people. How can APC leaders believe that Nigerians want Generals Obasanjo and Babangida to be rehabilitated after destroying the country?

“The duo ruled for 20 years and ruined the country in the process. General Obasanjo has just confessed that he has been installing incompetent leadership since 1979. And he is not ashamed to make that provocative disclosure. Has he offered public apology for his maxima culpa before wooing him?

“The situation is not different in a number of states and local council areas where the new PDP is busy taking over all the structures of the APC. Since the APC is positioning itself to retain the status quo it cannot become a truly progressive party.”


  1. Do you know that any educated person will know that APC is just power drunk and the way they are going is becoming so ashaming i must confess. What is this with visiting people and asking them to join APC? Pls thread with caution, cos this same quest for power will be what will destroy them. We are all watching this action packed drama titled, " clash of the titans"lol

    1. Comedy full if errors. Monumental tragedy beckons. The duo are right. I don't even know what to say. But lest we forget, GEJ did the same thing when he sought for votes in the SW, he came to visit Tinubu to ask his ward's votes and solidarity. He knew that AC, as it were, had the SW. Except that Jonathan's wasn't publicised.

  2. Well said anyway.Dont really have 100% trust for the so called APC,they are not better than PDP.The Jonathan led administration lack focus and incompetent

  3. Hmmmmm i said it. All of dem ar afta d mony. Dey dont have our interest @ hand.dere can nvr be mandela in this country. We ar so selfcentered. How will dis country grow. We need love. Apc, pdp. Both parties ar desperate. We dont need dem

  4. Hmmmmm i said it. All of dem ar afta d mony. Dey dont have our interest @ hand.dere can nvr be mandela in this country. We ar so selfcentered. How will dis country grow. We need love. Apc, pdp. Both parties ar desperate. We dont need dem

  5. APC should be ashamed of themselves

  6. The truth is bitter

  7. A truelly opposition party with a clear mission to rescue Nigeria is yet to emerge. Whn it does Nigerian populace will be instrumental to its emergence. The likes of Tinubu, Buhari and ilk have nothing to offer Nigerians. If anything they will be worst than the present crop of pdp thieves.

  8. All na political prostitution. See how FFK is shamelessly kissing Tinubu's ass up and down..aame fool that discredit Tinubu on the basis that he's a school drop out and a hoodlum. There's no name Fani has not called these people o, yet, today they feed him with crumbs bcos he has no money and is jobless. Now to FFK they are the messiah Nigeria has been awaiting. After now he'll start to disturb us with his hypocritical epistle analysis. Mumu oshiii

  9. Every political party thirst for power

  10. APC and PDP are one. We need a change

  11. Political nonsense

  12. To me oh, every member of APC ar aggrieved pple hu didn't feel satisfied wit d party dey whr b4, and dat doesn't mean that they av d interest of nigerians @ heart, they ar fighting for their own personal selfish interest. APC claims to b d party dat will turn things arnd 4 d better, yet they go abt wooing d pple dey claim to av destroyed d economy of nigeria, Irony, To me sef the New PDP is better bcos majority of d agberos av left d party................. Forebs.