Award winning Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka has revealed that he advised the 2023 Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, and the then All Progressives Congress, (APC), candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, to step down for younger politicians.
Soyinka made this known during an interview on Arise Television morning show on Wednesday, April 5.
“When Atiku visited my office in Ikeja, he came in the company of Gbenga Daniel, my former governor. I said to him, listen, is about the time you took a bow from politics. Why don’t you just go away? We need to introduce fresh blood into the system”.
Soyinka said he was assured that a younger generation with a new approach to things, new sensibility and energy will do justice to Nigeria political system.
He then suggested a brilliant youthful individual with the influence of Tinubu and Atiku will be put in power and that would lead to a tremendous transformation in Nigeria, but Bola Ahmed Tinubu said no, and insisted he has a lot to contribute to the country’s progress.