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OsunDecides: Those Who Insulted Bola Ige’s Memories ‘Justly Served’ – Soyinka Taunts APC

  Yusuf Oketola NOBEL laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described the defeat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded governorship election in the State of Osun as “the voice of Bola Ige resounding from beyond the grave.” Soyinka reacted to the ruling party’s loss in a statement on Sunday. It would be…”
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July 19, 2022 3:51 pm

 

Yusuf Oketola

NOBEL laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has described the defeat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the just concluded governorship election in the State of Osun as “the voice of Bola Ige resounding from beyond the grave.”

Soyinka reacted to the ruling party’s loss in a statement on Sunday.

It would be recalled that Soyinka had in April 2022 frowned at the emergence of Sen. Iyiola Omisore as the National Secretary of the APC, stating that his position in the ruling party puts paid to any re-investigation into the murder of the former Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.

Omisore, who was the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the 2018 governorship election in the state, was the prime suspect in Ige’s murder.

Ige was killed in in Ibadan residence on December 24, 2001.

Reacting to Osun election, Soyinka said: “Those who conspired to catapult his destroyers to unmerited national prominence, to insult the memories of the living, and jettison basic ethical constraints, have been justly served.”

“It is a lesson that speaks to other zones of rightful public expectations, equity, and just entitlements. One despairs but continues to hope that there are still receptive minds in which such lessons will germinate.

“If we may adapt a wise saying from the ancients: the beast of burden, nicknamed Equity, ambles its mined course to destination but, sooner or later, that donkey arrives.”

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