Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not in charge of the country.
Prof. Soyinka said this on Thursday during an interview on PlusTv Africa, as he reacted to an open letter written by former military administrator of Kaduna, Col Umar Dangiwa rtd, to Buhari over his nepotism.
Col Umar had in the letter warned of the dire dangers inherent in the president’s preference for people from his section of the country in his appointments.
Soyinka also said the answer to the nation’s problem is decentralization and that there’s a need for the people to be historically conscious.
He said, “First of all, I was appalled by the silence that followed this revelation. I think those who are responsible for this criminal lopsidedness should be punished. It is not sufficient just to discuss it. It’s criminal.
“I have said this before. I don’t believe there is really anybody in charge in Aso Rock. I’m sorry to say this. I’ve been studying the trend over the past year and a half and I believe this president is not in charge of this nation, in so many aspects and directions. I’m convinced he’s not really and totally with it.
“It’s so serious. It is not the fact alone, we know the history of this. We know what it has caused the nation and we know it isn’t over yet. And you say are launching an enquiry. That’s not enough. This man is not in charge.”