Wole Soyinka Distances Self From Igbo Love For Money Comment

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May 6, 2015 – Wole Soyinka Distances Self From Igbo Love For Money Lecture, Calls The Cable Nigeria Internet Infestation

Yesterday, unreliable internet sources shared a controversial tribalistic comment purportedly made by Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka about the great Igbo tribe.

In the comment, Wole Soyinka was quoted to have said Ndigbo’s love for money is incurable, a story that has gone viral since.

Soyinka has distanced himself from the damaging comment.

In his words:

“I have just read a statement attributed to me on something called The CABLE, a news outlet, evidently one of the Internet infestations.”

“My lecture at the Hutchins Centre, Harvard University, was video recorded. Anyone who believes what I am alleged to have said must be a moron – repeat, a moron,”.

“It is demeaning, sickening and boring to have to deal with these cowards who cannot fight their own battles but must fasten their imbecilic pronouncements on others.”

“Only the mentally retarded will credit this comment attributed to me regarding the Ndigbo voting pattern in the last elections.”

“I strongly suspect the author of this despicable concoction, and may make a further statement, once the source is verified,”.