President Jonathan Is Surrounded By A Very Sinister Force – Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has said President Jonathan is in “a cage” and “surrounded by a very sinister force”.

The 80-year-old man of letters, said, in a Guardian interview, that President Jonathan didn’t strike him “as being aware of the forces which surround him”.

Soyinka cited the president’s surprised reaction when he (Soyinka) told him Morocco has withdrawn their Ambassador to Nigeria:

“Here is a situation where a president did not even know that a foreign country, a friendly country, had withdrawn its ambassador from Nigeria. I was the one who told him. He jumped up as if his seat was on fire. I couldn’t believe it … He was not aware that for about five days the media had been absolutely hysterical with this embarrassing situation between the two. It was that very night that he made a public statement about it for the first time.

“So when I say that there is a force around, I know what I’m talking about. There is a very sinister force in control and it is that sinister cabal which is responsible for caging him in and showing him what they think he should know about and keeping away from him things which are not in their interest, and this for me is the most dangerous situation that any nation can be in.”

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