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Wole Soyinka Defends Amaechi

Contrary to general opinion that the Minister of Transportation, Honourable Rotimi Amaechi in his allegedly leaked audio tape insulted President Muhammadu Buhari, Nobel Laureate, Professor Wale Soyinka has a different view.

The Nobel Laureate speaking at a symposium on Wednesday, January 9th, 2019 in Abuja said that;

“Three days ago, I read an item where a minister was supposed to have insulted the President and it was carried in some media and I checked the statement and of course there was a video and so on and I looked through it, I read the text again and again and I said I have to relearn the English language because I didn’t see where the insults were.”

“So sometimes, print media feels compelled to compete with the electronic media and this is a great mistake because there is a reputation, there is an expectation and you should not be embarrassed to show yourself superior to a medium which is accessible to the lowest, the very dregs of society.”

However, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar’s aide, Phrank Shaibu recently released a leaked audio tape of Rotimi Amaechi allegedly lambasting the president which has since taken the internet by storm.  

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