The Nobel laureate stated this in Lagos at an event tagged “An Evening With Soyinka”, which was organised by Telecommunication company, Globacom, in his honour. Reacting to a question on what Obasanjo said about him recently, Soyinka noted that Obasanjo has a right to his opinion, stressing however that Obasanjo is liar, and been described as ‘economic illiterate’.
He said, “Obasanjo is entitled to his opinion. The question is ‘who can respect the opinion of a liar’? He is a liar and can prove that. He has been ‘described as an economic illiterate. His book My watch were full of lies. In fact, he began the book with a lie when he said that he deplores lies. I have no respect for Obasanjo. He is a liar. I am writing a book titled Republic of Liars and Obasanjo has a prominent place in it. The book will be out soon.”
The event was a celebration of the renowned dramatist, poet, critic, activist and humanist. The event which was also a celebration of young literary stars – Seffie Attach, Tope Folarin and E. C. Osundu – was marked with performances.
In attendance at the colourful event include Profs. J. P. Clarke, Ebun Clarke, Duro Oni, Bode Sowande, General Alani Akinriade (retired), Mrs Francesca Emmanuel among others, and Hollywood star Richard More Damijo, who was the compere