Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, at a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the death of Abiola organised by Women Arise fo
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, at a wreath-laying ceremony to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the death of Abiola organised by Women Arise for Change Initiative at MKO Abiola’s graveside in Ikeja, called on President Muhammadu Buhari to lead by example by obeying the dictates of the law, so that other Nigerians can follow suit. According to Wole Soyinka, Buhari’s refusal to obey the law is making a section of the country to think that they are above the law, thereby causing anarchy.
“At that time, we would have progressed towards the elimination of some of the abnormalities and contradictions in our country. We have the issue of security, obeying the law, which is one thing that equalises all. President Muhammadu Buhari should lead by example by obeying the dictates of the law, so that other Nigerians can follow suit. It is this refusal to obey the law that has made some sectors of the populace to think they are above the law and are causing anarchy in the country.
“We have a responsibility as a people, and the government should address the issue of education, youth unemployment and insecurity. Just when we thought we were dealing with Boko Haram, then came these nomadic herdsmen armed with AK-47, and gradually, the kind of harmonious relationships that existed between various productive arms of this nation begins to disappear. We find ourselves on a daily basis being threatened, killed, our women being raped and other productive arms like farmers being driven off their own territories.