“Charges against Sowore confirms FG’s unprecedented level of paranoia” – Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has described the recent charges levelled against ex presidential aspirant, Mr Omoyele Sowore as a confirmation of the “FG’s unprecedented level of paranoia.”

He said: “This is utterly depressing news So the Sowore affair has moved beyond harassment and taken on a sinister direction. Outside the country where I happened to be engaged at the moment, I can testify that the immediate reaction around me was to dismiss this as yet another grotesque product of fake news, of which Nigerians have become the greatest practitioners. I confess that I also joined this school of thought – at the start.

“Further checks have confirmed that this Government has indeed attained an unprecedented level of paranoia. I do not believe that the Justice Department believes in these improbable charges as formally publicised. So, once again, we inscribe in our annals another season of treasonable felony, History still guards some lessons we have yet to digest, much less from which to learn.. Welcome to the club, Mr Omoyele Sowore.”

We would recall that on Friday, the Federal Government filed a seven count charge against the publisher of Sahara Reporters, Mr Omoyele Sowore, which include “treasonable felony and money laundering”..

 

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