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Buhari a better evil than Jonathan- Soyinka

2015-05-06 14:46
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and presidential candidate of the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) embraces leading opposition All Progressive Congress presidential candidate Mohammadu Buhari during a conference to promote non-violence att ~ STRINGER

Lagos - Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has described the election of Muhammadu Buhari has a better option among two evils, reports Thisday.

Delivering a lecture titled, “Predicting Nigeria, Electoral Ironies”, at the Harvard University Hutchins Centre for African & African American Research, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Soyinka said the outcome of the March 28 presidential election was a stark choice between a failed president and a former military dictator.

Also read: Soyinka urges Nigerians to vote out Jonathan

He noted that  it was a painful decision to tell people to vote Buhari, but the country needed a new beginning, saying he was more against Jonathan, than he was pro-Buhari.

He stated 2015 elections offered Nigerians an opportunity to halt the nation’s descent into anarchy, adding that four more years of Jonathan would have seen Nigeria plummet further as the crawling giant of Africa.

Read more at Thisday.

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