Prof. Wole Soyinka revealed that he had advised the 2023 Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Atiku Abubakar against contesting at the 2023 presidential elections.
The Nobel Laureate said he had warned the two presidential candidates to stay away from the 2023 general elections because they were too old and allow younger generations to rule.
His words: “I told Atiku when he was contesting and came to see me in my Ikeja office a few years ago; he came with Gbenga Daniel, my former governor (of Ogun state).
“I said to him, ‘Listen, it’s about time you people left the stage, why don’t you just go away. We need an infusion of fresh blood into the system’.
“But, for some people, maybe they read it as bloodletting. No I said infusion of fresh blood. I said so I can not support you. I think your generation should quit.
“But, he wasn’t the only one. I then sought out the current President-elect, Tinubu and I gave him exactly the same message.”