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Soyinka offered apology over contentious Rivers dinner

12 January 2016, 17:12

Rivers - The Rivers State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has apologised to Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, over any embarrassment caused by allegations he improperly benefitted from N82 million reportedly spent to organise his birthday dinner.

The rival People’s Democratic Party (PDP) made the allegations through Governor Nyesom Wike.

“On behalf of the good people of Rivers State, we hereby tender an unreserved apology to Soyinka and to assure him that Wike’s vile attempt to link him to an imaginary corruption will fail,” Eze Chukwuemeka Eze, the spokesperson of the Rivers APC hair, said.

Also read: APC lashes Wike over Soyinka dinner

“This accusation is nothing but the ranting of a drowning man looking for whom to pull into the stinking pool but Wike has over-reached himself this time because Professor Soyinka is globally renowned as a man of unimpeachable integrity who has never been associated with corruption in his over 80 years on earth.”

Eze said Wike was on a mission to demonise his political opponents.

“The fact remains that Chief Wike is currently in a pit full of faeces, looking for whom he will splatter the faeces and sadly he remembered our revered Prof and as rightly observed by Prof Soyinka in his reaction, Wike is ready to, ‘splatter sewage in all possible and improbable directions’.”

The party admonished Wike to stop making a bad name for the state.

“He has done enough damage to the general psyche of the Rivers people through his visionless administration which is now in the process of winding up having been declared illegal by the courts, which ordered fresh elections to be held soon to formally bury the Wike administration.”

- CAJ News


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