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Coalition For Patriotism In Nigeria COPIN Warns Prof Wole Soyinka Against Patience Jonathan “Refrain From Outburst Against The First Lady”

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July 14, 2013 – Coalition For Patriotism In Nigeria COPIN Warns Prof Wole Soyinka Against Patience Jonathan “Refrain From Outburst Against The First Lady”

The Nigerian Nobel Prize winner for Literature, Professor Wole Soyinka was born on 13th July 1934. He turns 79 today but the Coalition for Patriotism in Nigeria (COPIN) will not be sharing the festive mood with the Nobel Laureate.

COPIN, a civil society organization founded in 1979 has been working tirelessly to inspire a sense of pride and patriotism in Nigeria and especially among the Nigerian youth. The Coalition is mindful that much work still needs to be accomplished in this direction. However, the recent statements of Professor Wole Soyinka about the political developments in the nation and particularly comments on the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan, retrogresses efforts being made by COPIN and other well meaning organizations and individual to promote the good in our country and its leaders.

It is incorrect, ill-advised and unfortunate for Professor Soyinka to use a press conference, which he calls the “State of Nation Address” to attack the First Lady. It sends a wrong message to Nigerians at home and in the Diaspora. It also defames us as a country before the international community. We hope that this was not the intention of Prof. Soyinka

One of the cardinal objectives of the Coalition is to offer advice to Nigerians in a way that promotes peace, harmony and dignity in Nigeria. The Professor should emulate our coalition in this regard.

Professor Soyinka should be calling for peace in Rivers State and pleading for all the actors in the State Assembly to show restraint. An elder statesman should not be adding petrol to fire by taking sides and involving the name of the First Lady in the squabbles.

If the Nobel Laureate wants to offer advice to the First Family or the First Lady, there are more polite and dignified methods he can use.

We urge the Prof. to refrain from any further outbursts against the First Lady of our nation. We in the Coalition respect the institutions of our nation.

At the age of 79 the coalition would like to see the Nobel Laureate use his age and intellect to promote peace and patriotism in our dear fatherland.

Please Prof. demonstrate restraint when you talk about the First Lady of a nation.


Ahmed Sule – President, Coalition for Patriotism in Nigeria

Noso Kennedy – Secretary, Coalition for Patriotism in Nigeria

Barr. Pam Israel – Legal Advisor, Coalition for Patriotism in Nigeria

Question For COPIN?

Are these folks trying to tell Wole Soyinka to stop voicing his opinion?

What happened to freedom of speech?



  1. Badmus

    July 14, 2013 at 4:18 AM

    Dont minf the foolish illtrt first lady Nd her crew they are nothing but cowerd..

  2. Victor Ahaiwe

    July 14, 2013 at 6:03 AM

    We at MOPNSEJ (Movement of patriotic Nigerians for economic justice) are 100% in support of his Excellency Prof. Wole Soyinka for his heroic courage to speak and always speaking the truth, Mr.Ahmed sule, Noso Kennedy, Pam Israel, You are thieves, You are hungry idiot, We are based in los Angeles, We are ready to bring your ugly baskets out if you insult Prof. Soyinka again

    • Its well

      July 14, 2013 at 3:46 PM

      Slave. if they catch u for dat ur drug biznes in dat place, u start crying for de president help to come an bail u. keep opening dat ur smelly mouth against Dame. u il soon be depoted. army roba

      • Metu Nyetu

        July 15, 2013 at 1:51 PM

        Its what? I dnt knw wat 2 cal u. I fail2c Y u’r so abusiv. Ur response clearly shws u need 2b sequesterd frm human society.

  3. Mike

    July 14, 2013 at 7:08 AM

    Nawoo naija wetin una want make we younger ones do wit dis una act??????

  4. Hon Hamzat

    July 14, 2013 at 7:27 AM

    Op d Afeniferes (Yoruba pan Group) re nt asleep, ds is a slap to us (Yorubas) re de saying prof Wole cant express His Freedom or Wot, wen it was obvious dat Pres Goodluck Husband(patience) nt Wife cos oga jona na Wife, waz d Narrow Head @ River Crisis, an elderly man of prof soyinka status spoke d truth wc d̶̲̥̅̊ε̲̣̣̣̥γ̲̣̣̥ bitter, 4 Copin to start sayin Rubbish abt an Icon wey una papa no fit reach…

    …#Touch Amaechi….Touch Nigerians#…..

  5. Akuwax in Barotseland / Zambia

    July 14, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    Those idiots who are trying to bar prof Wole from representing the disadvantaged people are fools who have been paid to do so, actually they are now on a payroll. Honestly how can you hinder someone from voicing out his expressions, especially to the fact that he the professor is speaking on behalf of the poor and the voiceless in Nigeria. Why are these idiots trying to abrogate human rights, that is what we call freedom of expression.

    You people should not leave professor along he is doing this for you, after all him is old and its only that he is feeling this mercy for you the youths. Stand by him and speak against this nonsense.

    The so called JJ ( JEZABEL JONATHAN ) will ruin your lives because she is after money and not after solving poverty.

  6. Alpha john

    July 14, 2013 at 10:53 AM

    I’m very ashame to see stupid and idiot youth being paid for to insult our dear professor for saying the truth, this (COPIN) or whatever they call themself are not working or support Nigerian youth at all. They are just working for the what they have being paid for so I’m not surprise about their comments. If any of u or any members of your family or your so call sponsorer can achieve just half of what professor Wole Soyinka has achieve u will be a king in your family. Ride on our dear professor we all support u, at your age professor, nobody can hinder u for saying the truth. Leave those bastard alone, God will soon expose them . If care is not taking in Nigeria, what happen in Egypt will soon happen in Nigeria. The masses will fight for themself because our government are not ready to fight for us, and we are ready to fight for ourself.

    • Its well

      July 14, 2013 at 4:32 PM

      Go to ur country and fight for ur rite. are u a Nigerian? inbecile calln Nig. youth bastard. u know ur fate very soon

    • truth hurts

      July 15, 2013 at 4:53 AM

      well said my fellow Nigerian. Nigerians need to emulate what the Egyptian did.this is the only way forward for nigerians

  7. aligaji GCFR

    July 14, 2013 at 11:16 AM

    Do u knw dat d release of major Hamza Al
    Mustaph is notin but what I see as political
    diplomatic game btw d Presidency, APC, PDP, &
    d northern politican as regards the insurgence in
    d north & d ambition of d Louis xvi of our time
    President Goodluck Jonathan…….it is aptly need
    to be acknowledged dat d judgement of d court
    is nt a slap on our judiciary system but a great
    blunder by our fore politican who refused to pass
    judgement on issue…….. Al Mustaph u re wel
    come……..***aligaji GCFR***

  8. mike

    July 14, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Soyinka has no legal right to organise people and tag his speech’STATE OF THE NATION ADDRESS. Its very unfortunate for a professor of his kind to jump into conclusion without getting t the grassroot of what is happening in portharcourt.Imagine,giving the state of the nation address as if he is the president of nigeria already.uU have abused freedom of speech.

  9. just

    July 14, 2013 at 12:29 PM


  10. delight

    July 14, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    You call your self first lady,or rude lady.

  11. aligaji GCFR

    July 14, 2013 at 3:45 PM

    ww.COPINDEYCRAZE thatz all

  12. Its well

    July 14, 2013 at 3:49 PM

    Lyk it or not, she is incharge

  13. Its well

    July 14, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    How is Soyinka contributing to de growth of dis country self? are we eating gray hair of his head. Is dat how other authours contribute their qouta to de growth of their own country? is dis company he opened to emply pple? is he not de only person eatn de money of his books? let him go for president 2015 and rule wit his sabi sabi

    • Gun powder

      July 15, 2013 at 2:19 AM

      who is this stupid guy call its well when he know is not well with him if you dont have anything to say why dont u shut that smelling mouth of yours and get your skinning body inside stupid old fool like u

    • Hon Hamzat

      July 15, 2013 at 12:20 PM

      @ its well…ure nt Well @ all, u wan compare Prof Wole soyinka recognition wit JJ (jezbel Jonathan) cant blame u, 4 U̶̲̥̅̊я Family na only U̶̲̥̅̊ get ssce result $ who told u say na only president fit address d Nation or 4 whr 4d constitution talk say na only presi fit folo Nation talk……..u bera b careful”….na pple lik U̶̲̥̅̊ wan spoil ds our 9ja…

  14. Lucky

    July 14, 2013 at 4:11 PM

    Our president is gud for notin man is wife is just a copy of is husband . So wat do we expect.

  15. Ideziano

    July 14, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Its well u re a capital ‘buffoon’…i wonda y som unscrupulous homosapiens in dis dirty nation-st8 shud open dia buccal cavity 2 backlash an ebullient & mind-speakin prof.(SOYINKA) 4 tellin GEJ 2 caution his barbaric & tabula-rasa brain EVE (DPJ) due 2 d crumbs dey eat 4rm dia dinning table. Shame 2 u leaders of d said COPIN. Prof. ur footprint wll 4ever remain unwiped, still mke addendum 2 wat u said on july 12, ‘013. KUDOS!

  16. francis

    July 14, 2013 at 8:19 PM

    coping? or what? hope u guys are not being paid by mrs lady patience for ur article, remember d judgement of God is after u all. gullible people and their diamexter patience.

  17. towncrier

    July 14, 2013 at 10:22 PM

    Waiteee…COPIN. Confederation of insane people in Nigeria …..mtseew

  18. Gun powder

    July 15, 2013 at 2:28 AM

    if the stupid first lady dont shout that is dirty mouth and her tomato’s seller character she and her husband will carry there luggage and run away from this country foolish old set of people. budo, bushi.
    for prof pls fire da go we are right beside u

  19. Dave

    July 15, 2013 at 3:46 AM

    Who are dis attention seeking group for God sake?
    They Lack, Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding. They should go back to the learning board

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