Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka has made a serious allegation against former President, Olusegun Obasanjo accusing him of awarding Oil blocs in return for sexual favours.
Speaking at his Interventions VIII series, titled: ‘Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?’, the renown writer and critic said that people know he doesn’t make statements lightly and he challenged Obasanjo to deny his accusations.
“I now challenge you (Obasanjo) to search your soul, very deeply, and swear to this nation that you never awarded oil blocks in return for sexual gratification,” Soyinka said.
“I do not make accusations lightly and I despise snide insinuations. I believe you know me well enough. And I am no prude, I am not a hypocrite of sexual desire, nor am I interested in the seamy side of Power. Take your time, think deeply and remember that each day brings you closer and closer to your Maker and the Day of Judgment-going by your own professions.”
Soyinka also alluded to a letter written to Obasanjo by Abubakar Umar, in which the latter accused Obasanjo of awarding Oil Blocs in an indiscriminate manner.
He noted that while sexual favours seemed to be the norm with World leaders with even Bill Clinton and Donald Trump falling victim, at least they didn’t use the nation’s assets as collateral.
He continued; “If I denounce you (Obasanjo) as a degenerate in need of help, remember that I do not require fiction,”
“Verifiable truth is solemnly at my disposal. I do not concoct a thousand snipers for a thousand listed enemies of governance-one of the most impudent egregious fantasies ever manufactured by a former ruler, simply to destroy a successor and persuade oneself that one is a maker and breaker of governments.”
He also took the time to debunk claims made by Obasanjo that he had blocked his attempts to become the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
“Could someone please stop crediting me with that level of international clout? Of course, I feel totally content and fulfilled with my contribution to that operation to ‘save our world’ from the clutches of a predator, sadist and liar-convincing evidence of which we provided in our successful diplomatic offensive-but the umbrage should also go to that very Femi Falana and the late Beko Ransome-Kuti, with whom I worked in close collaboration,” Soyinka said.