Soyinka Finally Breaks Silence on Sanusi’s Dethronement
2 weeks ago Femi Olasunkanmi 0
Nigerian first Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Thursday faulted the dethronement of the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, describing it as “innate travesty of justice.”
In a statement titled, “FOR WHOM THE GATES OPEN WIDE”, Soyinka stressed that the conduct of Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, was at par with “repudiated” colonial order. According to Soyinka, it is an action “that out-feudalized feudalism itself, and is synonymous with authoritarianism of the crudest temper.”
He said, “The record shows, in this particular instance, that it is one that embodies modernized cronyism and alienated pomp and power – never mind the cosmetic gestures such as almajiri reformation.
Soyinka said: “Why, I am not certain, but I do have the feeling that the palace gates of the Kano emirate are not yet definitively slammed against this Islamic scholar, royal scion and seasoned economist. It is just a feeling. “Closed and bared, or merely shut however, the doors of enlightened society remain wide open to Muhammad Sanusi.
As for his current crowing Nemesis, a different kind of gates remain yawning to receive him when, as must, the days of governorship immunity finally come to an end.
Those whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad. The list is long; there are comrades in impunity awaiting their day of reckoning. The files remain open, and the nation remains on the watch. The wheels of justice grind slowly, but sooner or later, they arrive.”