Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, on Thursday said he would not vote in the coming elections, and would not ‘encourage anyone to vote for the continuation’ of president Jonathan’s administration.
Soyinka had earlier denied endorsing any candidate in the coming elections. But while speaking at the 2015 edition of a youth programme titled ‘Vision of the Child’ in Lagos, he said he had 60 reasons why Jonathan should not be re-elected.
Citing some of the reasons, Soyinka said: “I will not vote and I will not encourage anyone to vote for the continuation of this government, simply because your colleagues numbering over two hundred were kidnapped and the government of this nation failed to show leadership.
“After that dereliction of duty, after that failure of leadership, after that betrayal for our future, for anyone to think or to put words in my mouth suggesting that I will vote or encourage anyone to vote for this regime is a travesty of intelligence.”