Peter Obi speaks after visiting Soyinka amid controversy


The Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr Peter Obi has visited Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka amid controversy between the latter and the Obidients.

Obidents, a dubbed description for the supporters of Peter Obi, had dragged Playwright Soyinka over his comment condemning the Vice Presidential candidate of LP, Datti Baba-Ahmed.

However, Obi, through his Twitter handle on Sunday, lauded Soyinka over his achievement on the world stage and his struggle for a better Nigeria.

He said Soyinka’s fight for justice would never be ignored.

He explained that the visit was to erase the needless misconceptions concerning Soyinka and the Obidients movement.

“I cherished this Sunday’s visit, which was intended to erase the needless misconceptions about the relationship between the great icon and the Obidient family”, he posted.

Obi, who came third behind the President-elect Bola Ahmed Tinubu in the February 25th Presidential election, is currently challenging the polls at the Tribunal billed to commence on Monday, 8th May, 2023.