Still on Abacha children and Soyinka



I do not know whether the writer was right or wrong when he said “say nothing but good of the dead”. But I do know that the likes of such writers will stop at nothing to eulogize one of Nigeria’s most vicious rulers, late Gen. Sani Abacha.

Sincerely, I have nothing against the late General but his children who like parrots with unquenchable appetite for loquacity rose against Prof. Wole Soyinka on pages on newspapers and other social media. These children who cannot distinguish between earned and unearned wealth deliberately failed to comprehend Professor Soyinka’s reasons for rejecting the recent centenary award. Like children of Sodom and Gomorrah, they saw morality in immorality. They forgot that their father suddenly became one of the richest leaders on earth shortly after he assumed office.

To those boys, Aso Rock was like a farmland, industry and goldmine. That’s why they had the audacity to lash out at Soyinka. Truth be told, these boys deserve our pity, because they were somewhere far away from home when their father introduced kleptomania- locracy ‘. Perhaps they were in school abroad. So why will they ever understand the laureate’s point of view?
Somebody should please let them know that the money left behind by their dad in places far and near belongs to Nigeria. It is oil money.

Godfrey Ogbaisi,
Benin City

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