WOLE SOYINKA, NOBEL LAUREATE NOT NOBEL POLITICIAN.
Literary giant, encyclopedic vocabulary, gifted writer.
Qualities of an extraordinary literary giant and laureate.
Politically backs the wrong horses and parties.
Vociferously backed Alhaji Muhammadu Buhari as President.
Not as vociferous in criticizing the Buhari regime,
Which is slowly dismantling Nigeria.
Developed political muteness and nonchalance,
To the human right abuses and misgovernance,
Of the Buhari Maladministration,
So as not to admit his political ineptitude.
Resurfaces one year to general elections in 2019.
And backing another group of inconsequentials,
Coincidentally with his “mortal enemy,” Obasanjo.
Is this a ploy to fragment the opposition,
And pave the way for a return of the Buhari nightmare?
Literal gifts not always transferable to political sagacity.
Prof. Wole Soyinka, you are a Nobel Laureate in Literature,
But an Ig Noble Laureate in Politics.
Admit your incompetence in the political arena.
Take a bow, retire to your literary denizens, and exit politics.