President Buhari should stop exuding false confidence – Soyinka

president buhari should stop exuding false confidence soyinka
president buhari should stop exuding false confidence soyinka

Wole Soyinka, a Nobel laureate, has asked President Buhari to address the country’s problems without exuding false confidence.

Soyinka stated in an interview on Arise TV on Monday, June 14, that there should be an acceleration of action to rescue the country from the edge.

He said;

The first thing he should do is talk to people like a leader - a leader who is aware of  the realities of the situation. Next, let us see how actions are taken. 

"I'm tired of hearing things like 'you'll see changes in a few weeks. We're tired of it. He needs to put his cards on the table and gain the confidence of others.

The man needs to stop exuding a false sense of confidence, because that's a completely unfounded kind of confidence. This is not based on reality, and we must accelerate our efforts to rescue this country.

"It is no longer a problem of the people; it is one of leadership. The people have shown themselves prepared to act, to save their own community."

In his report, Soyinka accuses governors of being timid and that lawmakers are not doing more, while noting that some parts of the constitution haven’t been explored.

He said;

"NASS members are not doing enough. Studying the constitution carefully will reveal that they have certain powers that they have not yet exercised. 

"They have an opportunity to compel this government to act the way it should, especially the governors - they are too timid."

The nobel laureate also urged Nigerians to refrain from spreading fake news, for it would make them lose the kind of support they receive from people like him.

Soyinka added;

“I appeal to people to stop putting words in my mouth. If you think you can pressure me to speak by stealing my identity and putting words in my mouth on social media, you are wasting your time. Not only that, you are acting in a distorting way. 

“At this sensitive time, I must warn Nigerians to stop playing around with such serious issues, otherwise they are going to lose the kind of support they have from people like me.”
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