The war of words between Professor Wole Soyinka and ex President Olusegun Obasanjo isn’t ending anytime soon.  The award-winning writer when asked to respond to the 3-time President’s assessment of him in his book, My Watch reiterated that he has no iota of respect for him. The Nobel Laureate said this in a programme tagged: ‘An evening with Wole Soyinka’ organized by Globacom yesterday 28th August 2015. Recall that Obasanjo described the literary icon as a political illiterate who is better at wine connoisseur and a more successful aparo (guinea fowl).  Soyinka in his reply said he couldn’t be bothered because Obasanjo is a liar and an economic illiterate. He also dislosed his intention to feature him in his new book, ‘The Republic Of Liars.’
“Obasanjo is entitled to his opinion. But the question is: ‘Who respects the opinion of a liar? I can spend the whole night proving that he is a liar. Obasanjo was once described by an economist, the late Prof Ojetunji Aboyade, as an economic illiterate. They nearly ‘went into blow’ that night. It was Prof. Mabogunje who separated them. So, if an economic illiterate calls somebody a political illiterate, no problem at all. In ‘ My Watch’, Obasanjo told the first lie when he said he deplored lies. Anybody who said he never plotted to have an unconstitutional third term in office, even as a writer, I need a word to describe him.”