Old Age Is Catching Up With You Soyinka –Gbenga Daniel

Gbenga Daniel

Former Ogun State governor, Otunba Gbenga Daniel, has declared that old age is fast catching up with Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka.

Soyinka had, in an interview with an EFCC publication, alleged that Daniel shut down the state House of Assembly for almost 12 months with the aid of the police.

The literary doyen in the interview also slammed former president Goodluck Jonathan for appointing Daniel as a campaign manager.

“A governor closes down an assembly with the aid of the police and the place is under lock with ‘Mopol’ guarding it. When Jonathan selected this person as his campaign manager in Abuja, I telephoned him; I said does this support democracy that you choose this person?”

Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka

However, Otunba Daniel in his response said Soyinka’s comment against him had belittled the repute of the Africa’s first Nobel Prize winner for literature.

Speaking via Twitter, @JustusOGD, he denied the allegation, noting that he prays that the Laws of diminishing returns do not sometimes catch up with some of Nigeria’s Elder Statesmen.

Gbenga Daniel
Gbenga Daniel

“May be, OBJ was right after all when he referred to Wole Soyinka as more of a wine connoseur rather a politician. We must however pray that the law of diminishing returns do not sometimes catch up with some of our elder statement,” Daniel tweeted.



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