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You Can’t Praise Abacha And Honour Abiola, Wole Soyinka Tells Buhari

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Professor Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has condemned president Muhammadu Buhari for praising ex-dictator late Sani Abacha and on the identical time honouring MKO Abiola.

The outspoken literary icon made this identified in the course of the conferment of posthumous award of Grand Commander of the Federal Republic (GCFR) on the presumed winner of the June 12 presidential election, the Late Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola.

During his speech, Soyinka stated: “Stop confusing Nigerians. In one breath you extol Abacha, in another breath you honour MKO. How can you extol Abacha who if he were alive today would be in the ICC (International Criminal Court).”

Speaking additional, Soyinka says he was “knocked out of his throat” by the apology tendered by Buhari for the June 12 atrocities of Nigerian previous dictators who had been accountable.

The president additionally award Abiola’s working, Baba Gana Kingibe and the late human rights lawyer, the Late Gani Fawehinmi, with Grand Commander Order of the Nigeria (GCON).

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