Nobel laureate Prof Wole Soyinka has denounced a social media posting credited to him. In the post which has gone viral, the prize-winning world renown author was alleged to be support a break up of the country. The account claimed that he has thrown his support behind those agitating for the break-up of the country.
However, the world-famous author in a tense statement titled THEY ARE BACK, denounced the statement saying he does not use any social media and was not behind the statement supporting a break-up of the country.
Soyinka was detained in the height of the civil war for making a daring trip to the rebel enclave calling fpor peace. The record of his detention is contained in the memoir THE MAN DIED.
The full statement by Prof Soyinka reads:
THEY ARE BACK!
“Professor Wole SOYINKA wishes to denounce the fake WhatsApp posting on the Yoruba state agitation being attributed to him. Once again, he requests the public to ignore the utterances of those contemptible interlopers who lack the courage of their conviction and thus take to Identity Theft for the furtherance of their views. For a start, Wole Soyinka does not participate in Facebook, Tweet, Blog, WhatsApp or other offerings of the Social Media. Any views that he wishes to express on national and other issues routinely go through the print media”