2023 Election: I’ve never heard kind of blackmailing language used by LP’s Datti-Ahmed – Soyinka

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On Wednesday the Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has condemned a recent comment by the Labour Party vice presidential candidate, Datti Baba-Ahmed.

During an interview with Channels Television, Datti had said swearing in the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, on May 29 may be the end of democracy in Nigeria.

Datti’s comment generated controversy across the country as some supporters of Tinubu demanded his arrest.

Speaking on the matter, Soyinka, while appearing on Arise TV, said the comment was unbecoming, stressing that he has never heard such blackmailing language.

He said, “I have never heard the kind of blackmailing language that were used by Mr Datti.

“That kind of attitude, that kind of do-or-die provocation is not what I think we have been all struggling for”.

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