Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the upcoming 2023 elections, recently paid a visit to Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, to discuss and clarify any “needless misconceptions” about the relationship between the literary icon and his supporters, known as the OBIdients.
In a tweet on Sunday night, Obi expressed his admiration for Soyinka and his achievements in the struggle for a better Nigeria. He described the meeting as “useful and enriching,” during which Soyinka shared his aspirations for a more inclusive and greater Nigeria.
Obi also reminded the Nobel laureate of the sacrifices he made for the Igbo cause just before the outbreak of the civil war, and acknowledged Soyinka’s reputation as a fighter for justice and equity in Nigerian society.
The LP presidential candidate’s visit to Soyinka comes amid speculation of a rift between the literary icon and the OBIdients, who are known for their vocal support of Obi. However, Obi’s visit appears to have aimed at dispelling any such misconceptions.
Peter Obi’s visit to Wole Soyinka has sparked interest and admiration from the public, as he aims to clarify any misunderstandings and strengthen relationships with influential figures in Nigerian society.