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Soyinka: Get Me A Psychiatrist If I Support Obasanjo’s Coalition

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Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, says he should be taken for psych evaluation in the event he joins the Coalition for Nigeria Movement (CNM) masterminded by ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo.
Obasanjo recommended the coalition in a letter he wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari in January, where he asked Nigerians to rally round the movement, as APC or PDP have apparently failed Nigeria.

Speaking in an interview with BBC Yoruba, Soyinka said the coalition is not meant for someone like him. “Me? Obasanjo would establish a group and I will become a member of such group? That means they should get a psychiatrist to examine me,” Soyinka said.

He also spoke about the letters which Obasanjo and former military President Ibrahim Babangida addressed to Buhari. Soyinka said people should get suspicious “when these soldiers speak” because there is the possibility that “what they have in mind is different from what we have in mind”.

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