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I Don’t Care If President, Vice Come From Same Religion, Village – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has said he doesn;t care if Nigeria’s president and vice president both come from the same religion and village.

He said such shouldn’t bother a normal society. He, however, added that Nigeria was yet to attain such.

Soyinka said this when he appeared on Channels Television’s Newsnight, a pre-recorded interview aired on Monday.

“I don’t give a damn if the president, the vice-President, the speaker, etc. all come from the same village, they have the same religion, they belong to the same tribe,” Soyinka said when asked about his thoughts on the controversy that has trailed the Muslim-Muslim ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

He added, “If, however, it is transparently, absolutely, unarguable that is a kind of genius breed that has been donated to the nation and to the world, as long as the capability of the individuals who are into governance is proven, and it is quite clear that there is no alternative, that is my position.”

“Now, we are talking about a society which is normal, which institutions are normal…Is Nigeria normal?” he asked.

This comes after Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and Kshim Shettima, both Muslims, emerged the presidential flagbearers of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

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