13th January, 2022
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has described as fake news report that he is supporting a candidate for the 2023 election.
Soyinka, in a statement, titled: “Season of Fakery Galore,” on Wednesday, said he had not even thought 2023, much less inserted candidates into coveted positions.
He said he had no business with politics in the land of the dead and that the most recent information he had on himself was that he died sometime last year.
The statement reads in full:
“Here we go again, the same boring, illiterate public interlopers who lack the courage of their conviction and must steal the identities of their betters. One can only hope that the public has learnt to identify FAKE NEWS and join in the urgent task of exposing and disgracing these despicable touts.
“For the avoidance of doubt, I have not even THOUGHT 2023, much less inserted candidates into coveted positions. The signature of this latest moron is familiar — he or she does not even know the difference between “Laureate and Laurel”.
“This is an ancient forgery being recycled for the umpteenth time Those who pass it round do themselves and their recipients a disservice. Find something worthwhile to occupy your time.
“In any case, we have no business with politics in the land of the dead, and the most recent information I have on me is that I died sometime last year. The email account of the year’s Nobel “Laurel” was hacked by these same agents to publicise my demise, so who is this still politicking WS ‘Laurel’?”