4th May, 2012
Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has deplored the killing of the Principal Private Secretary to Edo State Governor, Mr Olaitan Oyerinde in his home in Benin City, saying “the agents of darkness and retrogression will not triumph”.
A statement from Tony Iyare, the Media Aide to Oshionhole, noted that in a text message on the issue, Soyinka said, “The hand of the assassin is clear as day. It reaches all the way back to the killing of Bola Ige. Please convey my deepest condolences to his (Oyerinde’s) widow, children and colleagues.
“Tell Oshiomhole we all stand by him against the agents of darkness and retrogression. They shall not triumph.”