Voices

Here we go again! Treat as yet another case of Identity Theft. I have made no statement whatsoever on party defections or indeed on any political party fortunes or misfortunes in the past three to four years. Once again, I urge Nigerians to have the courage of their convictions and stop acting like the contemptible cowards and opportunistic hustlers that infest the social media,”
-Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, reacting to an alleged statement made by him as reported in some media.

In my part of the world, when you say goodnight in a place, you do not go back there and say good evening. The one who reported that may need to visit Yaba Left. And those who believe it can believe that their mothers are men.
I’m done with partisan politics but by my position in Nigeria and in Africa and without being immodest and indeed in the world my door must be opened and it is open to any individual or group of individuals who want to seek my opinion, view or advice on any issue or matter and I will respond to the best of my ability, without being part of that individual or group
.”
-Ex President Olusegun Obasanjo, on reports that he is a forming a new political party.

“I never said I will finish the whole work in Rivers State. Did I say so? Even if you keep me here for 40 years, I cannot finish the work in Rivers State. What we have said is, go to any local government, you’ll see our impact. I said in Omuma, we did so-so number kilometers of road. What you should bother yourself with is to go and check.”
-Rivers state governor, Nyesom Wike, on allegations that he promised to solved all socio-economic problems in the state.

My son and my daughter are registered in the school because his sister became six, and we had to register her. But we have had to temporarily withdraw them for the security of the school because we got intercepts from at least two groups that are planning to attack the school to kidnap my son.

“I don’t think they will succeed because there will be enough security there to prevent it but, other children may be placed in danger. We have no idea what weapons they will come with. I have taken a stand against paying bandits, and at least three groups of bandits have been intercepted planning to go to Kaduna Capital school and kidnap my son and ‘see if they catch my son, I go say I no go pay ransom.”
-Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-rufai, on why he withdrew his son from a public school in Kaduna.

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