Wednesday, December 3, 2014

President Jonathan is worse than the King Nebuchadnezzar in the Bible - Wole Soyinka

Renowned Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka has described. President Goodluck Jonathan as a President that embraces impunity, saying Jonathan is worse than the biblical character King Nebuchadnezzar.

Speaking at a press conference in Lagos themed "King Nebuchadnezzar – The Reign of Impunity," Soyinka blamed Jonathan for the fracas at the National Assembly in which lawmakers resorted to scaling the gate of the Assembly complex in order to gain access to their chambers after been prevented by the police.

He said although Jonathan was democratically elected, his actions had proved that he was more of a dictator.

He said, "The act of scaling gates and walls to fulfil their duty by the people must be set down as their finest hour. They must be applauded, not derided. If shame belongs anywhere, it belongs to the Inspector General of Police and his lavish adherence to illegal and unconstitutional instructions to undermine a democratic structure, and one- to make matters worse convoked in response to an emergency of dire concern.

"What sticks to this policeman (Abba) is worse than shame, it is infamy. Such a public servant deserves to be publicly pilloried, tried and meted a punishment that is appropriate to treasonable acts, if only to serve as a deterrent to others in positions of responsibility under the law. To demand less is to reduce ourselves below the status free citizens of a free nation.

"For this latest outrage, one in an escalating series of impunity, the buck stops yet again at the presidency and that incumbent, Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, continues to surprise us in ways that very few have conjectured."

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