Professor Wole Soyinka the Nobel Laureate has called for the presidency to go to the South East as soon as possible .
NAIJA NEWS NG reports that the author of The Man Died said this in a Channels Television interview on Monday, 3,4, 2023.
He added that the movement of the presidency to the South East will help heal Nigeria and “rewrite the history.”
He said: “It is not just about reconstruction, it is also about rewriting of history.
“We believe that to close the circle of negativity that we have embarked on before and during the civil war, I believe, the presidency, as soon as possible, should go towards the eastern region which lost a war.
“This is one of the ways to heal the wounds of the nation – that is a principle and philosophy.”
Speaking on why he didn’t publicly endorse any presidential candidate in the just concluded presidential election, Wole Soyinka said none of the presidential candidates provided a believable agenda for restructuring of the country which is dear to his heart.
Soyinka said: “In fact, one of the reasons I refused to endorse any candidate is because none of the candidates addressed the things closest to my heart, like again, reconstructing the nation.
“I did not see any genuine commitment, any believable agenda about restructuring, decentralization of Nigeria which is at the heart of the problem for me at the moment.
“People were more concerned with just aiming for power.”