In an obvious display of displeasure against the events playing out in President Muhammadu Buhari's administration, Soyinka has reacted.
Wole Soyinka and President Muhammadu Buhari
The Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka, has said President Muhammadu Buhari is under a trance.
Soyinka made the statement at a press briefing on the increasing agitation across the country following attacks by armed herdsmen on farming communities.
While expessing his frustration at the way Buhari's administration has handled the matter, Soyinka said so many unforced errors are going on in the government.
When asked during the briefing what he would tell Mr. Buhari if he met him, Mr. Soyinka replied: “I would say: Mr President, I think you are under a trance,” he said. “The sooner he gets out of it the better. So many unforced errors are going on,” he added.
Mr. Soyinka cited Mr Buhari’s recall of the Executive Secretary of the National Health Insurance Scheme, Usman Yusuf, after he was suspended for alleged graft by the Minister of Health, Isaac Adewole, as a recent example of the unforced errors that has characterised the government.