Some Nigerians have taken to Twitter to react to the statement released by Noble Laureate, Woke Soyinka where he criticised the Pyrates Confraternity for throwing a jibe at the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu.
VANTAGE NEWS reports that the National Association of Seadogs (Pyrates) where seen in a viral video using a song to condemn Tinubu for choosing to run for presidency when he should be taking care of his health because if his age.
Watch the viral video below:
Them don release Another Banger for Agbado Master😂😂😂
“Emi lokan(2X), Baba wey no well, him dey shout Emi lokan. Hand dey shake, leg dey Shake, baba wey no well, him shout Emi lokan”
Repeat after me!😅 pic.twitter.com/IrlzwEcFaM
— Columbus (@Chude__) August 7, 2022
Reacting to the move, Soyinka said it’s distasteful for the group to condemn a man because of his age, stating that old age is not something to be condemned.
“I have listened to the lyrics of the chant by the National Association of Seadogs (the Pyrates Confraternity) intently and I am frankly appalled. I find it distasteful. I belong to a culture where we do not mock physical afflictions or disabilities,” Soyinka said.
See reactions below:
Where was Wole Soyinka when Tinubu insulted Obidients by calling Labour a “mushroom” party, whose members “will labour till death”? Is that Pyrates song Soyinka called ‘distasteful’ as bad as wishing death on Labour Party members? Why didn’t Soyinka condemn Tinubu?#TableShaker
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) August 8, 2022
This Wole Soyinka, Patience Jonathan and Pyrates confraternity debacle just shows why legends should preferably die young at their peak. Give a legend enough time on earth and he'll muck up his own legacy. pic.twitter.com/aOsUGng9Oa
— Bougie Psycho 🤸🏽♂️ (@bougiepsycho) August 8, 2022
😂🤣🤣 wole soyinka that called Patience Jonathan a hippopotamus? That same guy?! https://t.co/41LV4g8fhZ
— Black Frank White (@tha6ft1god) August 8, 2022
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