I Never Made Those Derogatory Remarks About Igbo People – Wole Soyinka


The comments that were reported to have been made by Wole Soyinka are false. The nobel prize winner came out strongly to say that he will never make such derogatory remarks about Igbo people at all, and accused the journalist of fraud.

Here’s his statement:

“I have just read a statement attributed to me on a news outlet, evidently one of the Internet infestations. My lecture at the Hutchins Centre, Harvard University, was video recorded. Anyone who believes what I am alleged to have said must be a moron – repeat, a moron.

It is demeaning, sickening and boring to have to deal with these cowards who cannot fight their own battles but must fasten their imbecilic pronouncements on others. Only the mentally retarded will credit this comment attributed to me regarding the Ndigbo voting pattern in the last elections.

I strongly suspect the author of this despicable concoction, and may make a further statement, once the source is verified.”

Good thing that he didn’t say it, but that he’s also come out quickly and strongly to condemn it.


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