#OsunDecide2022: Those who insulted the memory of Bola Ige ‘did justice’

Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka described the defeat of the All Progressives Congress in the recently concluded Osun gubernatorial election as “Bola Ige’s voice echoing from beyond the grave.” Soyinka reacted to the ruling party’s loss in a statement on Sunday. Ademola Adeleke of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) obtained 403,371 votes to defeat the incumbent and governor, Gboyega Oyetola, of the APC who obtained 375,027 votes. Last April, Soyinka frowned at the emergence of Iyiola Omisore as national secretary of the APC, adding that his post in the ruling party puts an end to any new investigation into the murder of Ige, a former Federation Attorney General and Minister of Justice. ALSO READ: Bola Ige: Soyinka condemns Omisore’s emergence as CEO of APC Omisore, who ran for governor of Osun state in 2018 before defecting to the APC, was the prime suspect in Ige’s murder in 2001. “Those who conspired to catapult their destroyers into undeserved national prominence, to insult the memory of the living and throw off basic ethical restraints, have been justly served,” Soyinka, a professor of comparative literature, said in his statement. “It’s a lesson that speaks to other areas of legitimate public expectations, fairness and fair rights. One despairs but continues to hope that there are still receptive minds in which such lessons germinate. “If we may adapt a wise saying of the ancients: the beast of burden, nicknamed Equity, wanders its mine towards its destination, but sooner or later that donkey arrives.” Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; #OsunDecide2022: Those who insulted the memory of Bola Ige ‘did justice’