You Can’t Honour Abiola And Admire His Tormentor Abacha -Soyinka Tells Buhari

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has told President Muhammadu Buhari that he cannot honour MKO Abiola in one breath and admire his tormentor Sani Abacha in the same breath.

Soyinka who spoke at the national honours investiture for heroes of democracy said that although he understood Buhari’s official loyalty to Abacha, it shouldn’t take preeminence over the preservation of democracy.

“Dear Mr President, you cannot honour Abiola in one breath and admire his tormentor in the same breath,” he said.

Soyinka added that while the heroes of democracy were being recognized, the anti-democrats deserved some mention too.

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