Wole Soyinka Dissociates Himself From The Video Of The Pyrates Confraternity Mocking Presidential Aspirant Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Health.

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Wole Soyinka dissociates from a video of the Pyrates Confraternity mocking presidential aspirant Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s health. In the viral video, members of the National Association of Seadogs, aka Pyrates confraternity, are heard singing about Tinubu wanting to be president even though he is "not well" and his hands and legs "shake." Reacting, Wole Soyinka, who founded Pyrates Confraternity as a university student in Ibadan, Nigeria, described making a mockery of Tinubu due to his ill-health as distasteful. He said: "My attention has been drawn to a video clip making internet rounds, of a dancing and chanting group, in red and white costume, purportedly members of the Pyrates Confraternity. “The display acidly targets a presidential candidate in the awaited 2023 elections. Since the whole world knows of my connection with that fraternity, I must state in clear, unambiguous terms that I have not been involved in that public performance nor in any way associated with the sentiments expressed in the songs. Like any other civic group, the Pyrates Confraternity is entitled to its freedom of expression, individually or collectively. "So also is Wole Soyinka in his person. I do not interfere in nor attempt to dictate the partisan political choices of the Confraternity. I remain unaware that the association ever engages in a collective statement of sponsorship or repudiation of any candidate. This is a new and bizarre development, fraught with unpredictable consequences. "In addition, let me make the following cultural affirmation. I have listened to the lyrics of the chant intently and am frankly appalled. I find it distasteful. I belong to a culture where we do not mock physical afflictions or disabilities. Very much the contrary. The Yoruba religion designates a deity, Obatala, as the divine protector of the afflicted, no matter the nature of such affliction. This sensibility is engrained in us from childhood a

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NigeriaLast activity one month ago

Wole Soyinka probably asked the seadogs to do the Video. They cannot do something like that that can influence a presidential election without getting orders from the Oga at the top. Do you see the guy in the pictures below? He is not a construction work o.


Wole Soyinka Dissociates Himself From The Video Of The Pyrates Confraternity Mocking Presidential Aspirant Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Health.


Wole Soyinka Dissociates Himself From The Video Of The Pyrates Confraternity Mocking Presidential Aspirant Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Health.


Wole Soyinka Dissociates Himself From The Video Of The Pyrates Confraternity Mocking Presidential Aspirant Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Health.

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

Can you be APC and be obidient? 😮

Wole Soyinka Dissociates Himself From The Video Of The Pyrates Confraternity Mocking Presidential Aspirant Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Health.

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They now use APC resources to campaign for Peter Obi Is God not wonderful ?

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

Nobody would mock or disrespect him if he respected himself and enjoyed his old age, but no, his greed brought him this public ridicule and humiliation 😒😒😒


Wole Soyinka Dissociates Himself From The Video Of The Pyrates Confraternity Mocking Presidential Aspirant Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Health.



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one month ago

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

Oga, that one concern you...... If you no gree mock am, we go mock am by ourselves. You were among the old jokers that sold that Buhari agenda to Nigerians in 2015, so you better stop capping......

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

Everybody gets one sickness or the other for the body; it's horrible to mock the sick because he aspires to be the president. We can resist him by not voting for him than all these insults. Not nice at all.


Prof, with all due respect... We love the song too much. If emilokan no well why him dey contest for no 1 for country wen no well... A sick man can not take care of a sick man!

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one month ago

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

Are Nigerians not in trouble with the Tinubu evil man, first it was his In law Mac Tee , now the pyrates leadership.


His killer squad are threatening peoples lives , if Tinubu becomes president, abacha's so called assasination would be childs play compared to when tinubu comes on board, MC oluomo would head the DSS and DSS would be special purpose vehicle for silent state assassinations.


Correct me if i am wrong, all the opposition candidates are scared of directly attacking tinubu, including Mr obi unlike the assaults both Good luck and Buhari received during pre election period

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

He who is sick should be taking care of his health.. not taking care of Nigeria.


If he should struggle for his turn, it should be his turn to see the doctor, not his turn to rule over 200million people.


Tinubu is a PLACE HOLDER for gov Shettima; the earlier you people realize this, the better oo.


Most of this person pushing this Drug Lord don't know there's a plan to install him by fire by force, and when he is tired and sick before two years, Shettima will be sworn in as president, and more Kabir Sokoto will be hiding in his house.


Even Yaradua was way stronger than him before he became president.


Affliction shall not rise the second time.

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one month ago

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

Did they mention Bola Ahmed Tinubu?

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one month ago

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

Na small thing makes me no enter this seadog. Their song makes sense. By now I for follow they chant this song

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

This statement is unnecessary, Sir; they only stated the obvious.

Anonymous

one month ago

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

Why are we constantly afraid of the truth? If that song is what they say it is, then why don't you shy away from the fact that this is a very sick 87 years old man who only wants to fulfill an ambition and does not give a damn about how unhealthy the Country is?


Then we can rightly say he's not fit for office; the country's situation would only get worse. Let's face the facts is the money the guy is spreading around worth the damage it will do to the Country? Here's a man who would stop at nothing to achieve his aim, and all those Political Thugs masquerading as Agberos, do you think they'll let anyone stand in their way to getting rich?


Most of them are more desperate than the man himself. Do you think they will allow Lagos to fall into the hands of another person to take over Lagos and put them out of business? even during the Campaigns, I see a lot of trouble ahead for any Party coming to Lagos to Campaign.


Let's be prayerful that God will protect us all

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one month ago

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

Prof Wole Soyinka is kind of confused. He should tell us his presidential candidate since he is the founder of the group bcus men are waiting and want to know from him. Yesterday he said Buhari is a total failure; today, men should not repeat what a presidential candidate told about himself. I sincerely don't want to compare prof Wole Soyinka to Prof Patrick Lumumba. Please let's 4get he went to prison story. We are talking about today, now, current Nigeria, not the past.

NigeriaLast activity one month ago

I agree with Prof. However, Tinubu's annoying entitlement posture despite his frailty and attempt to subject long-suffering Nigerians to another round of "sick and frail" presidency after the Buhari disaster should share a large portion of the blame. His self-centered attitude was exceptionally provocative to most Nigerians, and Soyinka should have acknowledged this for balanced criticism.


Northern governors are evil. They know that Tinubu's can't finish a tenure, so they insist on pushing him into asorock so that power will quickly return to the North. I blame Yorubas, who can reason well and choose a young man.


Their bitterness has no limits. The most toxic tribe in Nigeria, that’s why the Northerners never liked you! Next year's vote will put you in check, and then you’d realize how irrelevant you all are….

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