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ELECTIONS: “Nigerian Youths Don’t Seem To Take Their Destiny In Their Own Hands” Wole Soyinka

Wole Soyinka, the popular Nobel laureate has criticised the youths of Nigeria over their less agitation to bid in the country’s political aspect.

While addressing the youth in a press conference on Thursday 7th of April, 2022, charged the Nigerian youths to make a strong stand as the nation’s future to challenge the phenomenon in the country.

According to him “The youths of this nation don’t seem to want to take their destiny in their own hands,”

Wole Soyinka recalled that he was one of the agitator who bid for the Nigerian youths to bring forth a consensus candidate in the last 2019 general election but decried that such idea failed, and he’s afraid might happen this year.

“Well, they failed to do that and I have a fear that this same thing will happen this year,” he said

Soyinka also dragged the two main political parties in the country– the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) – which it getting difficult to even distinguish between the two major parties

“Look at the two major parties, there has been such cross over from one rivulet to another, each crossing having its own purpose that it is getting difficult to even distinguish between the two major parties,” He said

As the 2023 presidential elections gets closer, the Soyinka stated he might be a observer, while he described the nation political segment as “turbid”.

He added “So, very likely, all I would do is take French leave of the elections and just watch the results,”



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