Soyinka blasts Buhari over message to Gambia's 'petty, little lunatic' Jammeh (VIDEO)
Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has slammed President Muhammadu Buhari for congratulating Gambia's "lunatic, petty, little dictator Yahya Jammeh."
President Buhari had saluted the spirit of statesmanship displayed by out-going President Jammeh, by conceding defeat in the country’s December 1 presidential election.
He expressed delight at the gallantry shown by Jammeh.
Reacting to this on Monday, Soyinka, during a press conference at Freedom Park in Lagos said: "When we're busy chasing shadows all over the place, President Buhari is congratulating the president-elect (referring to out-going president Jammeh) of Gambia, that sit tight lunatic, who makes his citizens undergo hallucinogenic test to prove that they are not witches on his farm. One of the most brutal dictators on the African continent."
"Please help me beg president Buhari. I don't say he shouldn't congratulate Trump. There's no way one can avoid Trump, but you can avoid little petty little dictators like Jammeh in Gambia, who is the opposite of everything one expects of a true African leader towards his or her citizens. Please President Buhari, restricts yourself to those you absolutely have to congratulate."