Labour party leadership knew Peter Obi lost 2023 polls but they want to force lies on Nigerians- Wole Soyinka
Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, says the leadership of the Labour Party (LP) knew that Peter Obi, the presidential candidate, lost the February 25 election but are hell bent to force lies “a lie” on Nigerians, especially youths, that Obi won the election.
Soyinka said this on Wednesday, September 13, while speaking at an event in Stellenbosch, South Africa.
“This recent election – two things happened first of all. One party took over the labour movement, which is not my favourite movement, and then it became a regional party. Whereas it was a marvellous breach into the established two camps. Peter Obi achieved something remarkable there, that he broke that mould. However, he did not win the election.
I can say categorically that Peter Obi’s party came third not even second and the leadership knew it but they want to do what we call in Yoruba ‘gbajue’, that is force of lies.”he said