Why I won’t criticise Tinubu’s govt now – Soyinka

Nigerian frontline playwright and elder statesman Prof Wole Soyinka, has said that he would reserve all his observations about President Bola Tinubu’s administration until one year into his tenure in May 2024.


Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate, said this on Sunday when he paid a courtesy visit to Tinubu, who is holidaying in Lagos.


The iconic dramatist said this was his personal policy, adding that the one-year delay gives the President enough time to “make up” for lost grounds.


“Well, you know, something you may have noticed about me is that most heads of state, when they take office, I always leave them alone for about the first year…Because they need time.


“I know when they come in, they don’t start from ground zero. They often start even lower than ground zero and they have to make up.


“So, I’m adopting the same principle this time. When you see me next year, ask the same question again and listen to my answer,” he explained. 

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