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‘I don’t believe you are in charge’ – Soyinka Hits Buhari Over Rising Insecurity

Professor Wole Soyinka has said he does not believe President Muhammadu Buhari is in charge of the country. Reacting to the rising insecurity in the…

Professor Wole Soyinka has said he does not believe President Muhammadu Buhari is in charge of the country.

Reacting to the rising insecurity in the country during an Arise TV programme, Soyinka said the president does not appreciate the enormity of the problems.

The Noble Laureate said happenings in the country shows Buhari does not understand the gravity of the farmer-herders crisis.

“I have said this before and I wish to repeat this, Buhari does not appreciate the situation. He doesn’t understand, I see no evidence that he understands how grave the situation is.

“I have said again and again that I don’t believe he is in charge, because it’s not possible in my view for a head of state, a commander-in-chief of the armed forces to say he is presiding over a nation and things get to this level, something is critically wrong within the leadership of this nation.

“Wole Soyinka is just another individual, just like another farmer, another student and I want the people to understand this, what happened to me with this incident is just typical of what’s happening to millions of people all over the country and we cannot just sit still and say that we are relying on central help when obviously it’s not coming,” Soyinka said.

He also clarified the reports that herdsmen attacked him at his residence, saying nothing of such happened.

However, the scholar narrated how some cattle strayed into his residence, describing how some herdsmen fled into the bush when he confronted them.

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