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Labour Party leadership knows Peter Obi lost 2023 polls but they want to force lies on Nigerians – Wole Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has lambasted Labour Party’s leaders over theor stance on the results of the February 25 Presidential elections.
In an address delivered at an event in Stellenbosch, South Africa, Prof. Soyinka voiced his concerns regarding the Labour Party’s stance on the February 25th presidential election.
Prof. Soyinka expressed his belief that the Labour Party, headed by presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi, was well aware of their placement in the polls, despite claims to the contrary. According to the eminent author, Mr. Peter Obi’s Party did not secure a victory, landing in third place.

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The playwright, known for his unvarnished opinions, emphasised that the Labour Party’s insistence on asserting a false narrative about their electoral performance raises serious questions about the integrity of the democratic process. Soyinka employed a Yoruba phrase, ‘gbajue’, signifying an attempt to impose falsehoods.
Prof. Soyinka acknowledged Mr. Peter Obi’s commendable accomplishment in breaking from the traditional political camps and making a noteworthy impact in the election. Advertisements Nevertheless, he underlined that the objective assessment of the results places the party in the third position. The renowned writer’s remarks had ignited conversations both in Nigeria and beyond, with many pondering the implications of his statements for the political landscape.
This disclosure from such a respected figure adds a new dimension to the ongoing debate surrounding the election and the integrity of the electoral process.

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As Nigerians engage in discussions over the election results and the role of the Labour Party, Prof. Soyinka’s words served as a stark reminder of the importance of transparency and honesty in the democratic process.
They prompt reflection on the responsibility of political parties to accept the outcomes of elections in a manner that upholds the principles of democracy. Advertisement The Labour Party has yet to officially respond to Soyinka’s comments.
The statement, however, has brought to the forefront critical discussions about the state of Nigerian politics and the need for accountability within the political sphere.
For now, the impact of Prof. Soyinka’s frank assessment of the election remains to be seen, but it is certain that his words have resonated deeply within the Nigerian political landscape.