The literary lilliputian Obasanjo is at again, always criticizing litetary giant Soyinka. Of course, we know why Obasanjo is criticizing Soyinka – it is to sell his new book. He believes that by criticizing Soyinka, more people would go out and buy his book. In an interview on Nigereia’s Channels TV, Obasanjo said:
“For Wole, no one can be good, nor can anything be spot-on politically except that which emanates from him or is ordained by him. His friends and loved ones will always be right and correct, no matter what they do or fail to do. He is surely a better wine connoisseur and a more successful aparo (guinea fowl) hunter than a political critic.”
If you really want to know who Obasanjo is, you need to read my new best selling book, “Roar of the African Lion,” where I devoted three chapters to Obasanjo’s misdeeds.
“Wole Soyinka is a gifted man. I have always acknowledged that but he is a bad politician and I have also always said that. That is my own point of view. He may agree with it, he may not agree with it. But having said that, I also, in my book, bring out Wole Soyinka as I see him and that’s my own judgment; that’s my own perspective of him. He may agree, he may not agree but anybody can bring out his own perspective of me. For instance, I know that if I want somebody to give me the best wine, one of the people I will go to is Wole Soyinka and I know he has a taste for good wine and I said that in the book.” he said. Continue to see what OBJ wrote about Soyinka that ticked him off