Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka made the demand on Thursday during an interview on PlusTv Africa .
punishment of those responsible for alleged lopsided appointments in the regime of the
President, Major pesident Muhammadu Buhari
(retd.). an open
letter was written by Umar Dangiwa, retired colonel
and former military administrator of Kaduna, over
skewed appointments in Buhari’s regime.wole soyinka called for decentralisation of the country.
He said, “Umar hits the nail hard and got to the point factually without self-interest.
appalled when I saw the letter and I said to myself why should I be surprised that such atrocities have been going on.
They said there is going to be an inquiry. He said to him
it is a waste of time and energy.
There will be
some joggling here and there. The answer for me will always get back to decentralisation.
This kind of revelation (by Col. Umar) is earth-
shaking and really nation disintegrating. It
requires two things: One is outright denial with proof that it is false.
Two, literally, a
restructuring of that sector completely.
Something like (to) send everybody there on temporary leave and revamp.
was appalled by the silence that followed this
revelation. There are many of us who feel inhibited. We don’t want to make statements
that might seem inflammatory. And yet this kind of reticence encourages a sense of impunity he said “People come to me with all kinds of
documented evidence of this greed and insult to the nation.
He continued that there should be punishment for that criminal
It is criminal at this level. It
requires an upheaval in that sector.
Finally he said Soyinka also argued that Buhari was not in
charge of the country, asking him to take the
allegation of lopsided appointments seriously.
It is not
sufficient to discuss it and to say you are