Lagos - Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has denied describing Igbo as people who vote based on their stomach, Punch reports.
Some online media had quoted Soyinka as saying Igbo were politically naive while delivering a lecture titled ‘Predicting Nigeria, Electoral Ironies’ at Harvard University Hutchins Centre for African and African American Research in the United States.
He was quoted as saying “Igbo remained unrepentant and resolute towards their strategic objective of secession at worst; or a Nigerian president of Igbo extraction at best.”
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However, Soyinka said in a statement on Thursday that it was unfortunate that people could tell lies against him.
The playwright described those peddling the rumour as morons who have ulterior motives.
He said his entire lecture delivered at Harvard University was recorded on video and anyone who was interested could access it on the Internet.
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- News 24