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Soyinka Says He is Not Worried Over Same Religion and Ethnic

A Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has shocked critics of the same religion ticket as well as advocates of power rotation.

Soyinka says he does not worry if Nigeria’s president, vice president and the speaker of the house of representatives come from the same village.

The famed playwright, speaking on a television programme on Monday, says he will not be disturbed if those top leaders are from the same religion or ethnic group.

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According to Soyinka, his main concern is good governance which is necessary for a normal society.

He also hits at those asking him to apologize for allegedly telling Nigerians ahead of the 2015 presidential poll to vote for President Buhari.

Soyinka says those leveling such allegation against him are talking rubbish.

Ahead of the 2015 polls, Soyinka had been asked for his choice of candidate between the outgoing president, Goodluck Jonathan and the major opposition candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

He had replied that it would be a painful choice for him to tell Nigerians to vote for either of them, but noted that Nigeria needs a new beginning.

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