By Philips Sunday
Abuja, (AN24) – Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has revealed why he visited President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday.
The literary icon who had in July voiced his support for President Buhari’s fight against corruption, with a call for the imprisonment of corrupt politicians to serve as deterrent to others, arrived the Presidential Villa at about 11:00am local time and went straight to the president’s office, where a meeting was held for about one hour.
The Abeokuta born playwright and Poet, noted that he visited the President in order ro discuss some national, international and general matters.
On seeing State House Correspondents in front of the Press Gallery, who were anxiously waiting for him, Soyinka who appeared not be interested in granting interview, said: “I didn’t come to see you people,” he said as he attempted to break through a barricade set up by the journalists.
When it became clear to him that newsmen will not relent despite his previous warning, Soyinka said, “I came to discuss national and international matters, general matters, that’s all!”
Clearly not comfortable with press interview, Soyinka declared, “I will be holding a press conference in about a week. You can ask me any question then, but now, please I will just like to get away.”
Briefing State House Correspondents in Abuja, the Otuoke born politician who noted that he had become a property of the state and visits to the president should be expected, added that he visited the President in order to brief him about some of his engagements.