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News - South West - Lagos Updated: December 25, 2023

Why I choose not to assess President Tinubu now — Soyinka

By Adekunle Obas
December 25, 2023
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Professor Wole Soyinka has stated why he is refraining from assessing the administration of President Bola Tinubu at the moment.

Following his visit to Tinubu's residence in Lagos, Soyinka while speaking to journalists revealed that part of the reason for the visit was to check on the President's well-being after he neglected Soyinka's advice not to run for office before the 2023 presidential election.

Soyinka had advised both Atiku Abubakar of the PDP and Tinubu to allow younger candidates to vie for the presidency.

He described the visit as a way to wish Tinubu and his wife a Merry Christmas and to see how they were faring, mentioning that they are old friends.

The Nobel Laureate added, "I have this personal policy; whether it’s Obasanjo, Buhari, or Jonathan, you would notice that during the first year, I hardly say anything. So, I am adopting the same principle this year. At the end of one year, come and ask me the same question again."

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