NOBEL LAUREATE, Professor Wole Soyinka has condemned the ongoing political crisis in Rivers State saying that democratic grounds are being eroded in the state.

Soyinka, also took a swipe at the First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan for her over bearing tendencies just as he said President Goodluck Jonathan should call her to order.

Professor Soyinka said this at a state of the nation address,  Thursday in Lagos.


While he faulted the Presidency for trying to absolve the President from the crisis, he said “the perception out there in the world is that he bears a vicarious liability in the crisis”.

Besides, he said the indifference exhibited by the President creates an enabling environment for his followers to act on his behalf.

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