The presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi, on Sunday visited the Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka.
Obi disclosed this in a tweet posted via his Twitter handle on Sunday evening, describing his visit to the playwright as enriching.
According to him, he had a useful discussion with him.
The tweet read, “Today I visited one of Nigeria’s most revered figures and an international literary icon Prof Wole Soyinka. Prof Soyinka has been my father whom I hold in very esteem for what he has achieved and stands for in the struggle for a better Nigeria. His reputation as a fighter for justice and equity in our society has been legendary and we will NEVER ignore them.
“I had a very useful and enriching discussion about his aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria, and he shared a lot with me about his dream for a greater, and more inclusive Nigeria. I reminded the Nobel laureate of the huge price he paid just before the outbreak of the Civil ar, fighting for the cause of the Igbo.
“I cherish this Sunday visit which was intended to erase the needless misconceptions about the relationship between the great icon and the Obidient family.”
The visit comes one month after the playwright clashed with the ‘Obidients’ – the supporters of Peter Obi over the outcome of the elections.
Soyinka had while speaking on Arise TV on April 8 dubbed the Obidients as fascists, who don’t ‘entertain corrective criticism’.
In reaction, Soyinka was heavily trolled online by angry supportes of Obi.
However, the LP flagbearer said he was sad about the exchange between the literary icon and his supporters, stressing that he sees Soyinka as a father.
Nonetheless, the former Anambra governor defended the Obidients, noting that they are angry youths who had been deprived by a system that is meant to care for them.