2019 Presidential Elections- Wole Soyinka reveals who he is going to vote for

Professor Wole Soyinka has confidently said that he’s not voting for the presidential candidates of the of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari and that of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar in the coming elections set to commence on the 16th of February 2019.

The Nigerian icon stated this on Thursday at an event organized by Citizen Forum, which took place at the Freedom Park on Lagos Island, Lagos State.

Professor Wole Soyinka said that the time has come for Nigeria to follow a new path from that of the PDP or APC.

His words:

“For the avoidance of doubt, let me make my position quite clear because I don’t want any ambiguity; I Wole Soyinka will not be voting for either the two so called contesting parties [PDP or APC]. I find both of them worthy of absolute rejection,” Soyinka said.

“For a number of reasons which I will not go into here, I’m not interested in a comparative assessment. My position is simply that it is time for a totally new direction. And obviously, I’m not the only one, as I’m speaking, there is a coalition having its meeting in Lagos from which they hope to produce a consensus candidate.

“There is another group meeting in Abuja, also at the end would send us their consensus candidate. Things have been going on quietly in the background to try and change the direction of this nation in a very positive way, and to make the public understand that they do not have to be enslaved permanently to the old discredited order. It is my sole business in this election.

“I don’t believe in what is called negative vote which means, for me, throwing your vote in a wastebasket, I believe instead in a creative vote, not a protest vote, not a negative vote but a creative vote. And a creative vote means that the will to at least sow a seed through your vote that will germinate eventually. The pace of germination is beyond the control of everyone, but it is never too early to make a beginning. It has happened before in other societies. When a dark horse emerges from nowhere and trumps all the political juggernauts caterpillars and so on with their performers, worthless, their capacity for violence and treachery.”

Ayodeji Samson
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Born in kano and raised in Lagos state, Nigeria, Ayodeji Samson is a graduate of mass communication from Ladoke Akintola University popularly known as LAUTECH in Ogbomoso, Oyo state, Nigeria.

Samson Ayodeji's career began as a Journalist/writer during the 2019 Governorship and Presidential elections which he consistently reported on Theelitepost and garnered thousands of views across social media platforms.

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