VIDEO: Is Buhari in charge or not? Nigerians react to Wole Soyinka’s statement

Wole Soyinka
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Reactions have trailed the comments made by the Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, that Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is not in charge of the country.

Soyinka, had, on Thursday, during an interview on PlusTv Africa, said, he didn’t believe that President Buhari was in charge of the country.

The Nobel Laureate, who said that the answer to the nation’s problem is decentralisation, noted that Nigerians needed to be historically conscious about happenings in the country.

Soyinka, passed the comment in his reaction to an open letter written to President Buhari, by retired Colonel Abubakar Dangiwa Umar was former governor of Kaduna State, over the president’s knack for appointing people from his section of the country into office.

“First of all, I was appalled by the silence that followed this revelation. I think those who are responsible for this criminal lopsidedness should be punished. It is not sufficient just to discuss it. It’s criminal,” Soyinka said.

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“I have said this before. I don’t believe there is really anybody in charge in Aso Rock. I’m sorry to say this. I’ve been studying the trend over the past year and a half and I believe this president is not in charge of this nation, in so many aspects and directions. I’m convinced he’s not really and totally with it.

“It’s so serious. It is not the fact alone, we know the history of this. We know what it has caused the nation and we know it isn’t over yet. And you say are launching an enquiry. That’s not enough. This man is not in charge.”

Consequently, Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to the Nobel Laureate’s comments.

Below are some of their tweets: