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What Soyinka said about B’Haram, GEJ & Patience Jonathan during his interview with CNN’s Amanpour

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka had a frank interview with Amanpour on
CNN yesterday and he had a lot to
say!

On Boko Haram and Goodluck Jonathan, “This is a government which is not only in denial mentally, but in
denial about certain obvious steps to take… It’s one of those rather
child-like situations that if you shut your eyes, if you don’t exhibit
the tactile evidence of the missing humanity here, that somehow the
problem will go away.”

On the dramatic display of Patience Jonathan on tv (where she cried et al)

“Please, I do not want to say anything about that woman who calls herself the First Lady of Nigeria. No, I wont.”

When asked him if he believes that President
Jonathan is in denial

“It’s not only he. It’s the
advisers around him. It’s a certain section of the nation, some of whom
enjoy for various reasons a nation in a state of chaos. They profit by
it, and in fact some of them are guilty of provoking the situation. The person who has no excuse is the president of the nation.It is not just a Nigerian problem.
I’m calling for the international community, the United Nations – this
is a problem. This is a global problem.”

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