Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has vowed not to vote for the presidential candidates of the APC, Muhammadu Buhari, and that of the PDP, Atiku Abubakar, in the presidential election in February.
Prof Soyinka said this on Thursday at an event organised by Citizen Forum, held at the Freedom Park, Lagos Island.
Soyinka said it was time for the nation to move into a new direction different from that of the two front-runners.
“For the avoidance of doubt, let me make my position quite clear because I don’t want any ambiguity; I Wole Soyinka will not be voting for either the two so called contesting parties. I find both of them worthy of absolute rejection.
“For a number of reasons which I will not go into here, I’m not interested in a comparative assessment. My position is simply that it is time for a totally new direction.
“And obviously, I’m not the only one, as I’m speaking, there is a coalition having its meeting in Lagos from which they hope to produce a consensus candidate.
“There is another group meeting in Abuja, also at the end would send us their consensus candidate. Things have been going on quietly in the background to try and change the direction of this nation in a very positive way, and to make the public understand that they do not have to be enslaved permanently to the old discredited order. It is my sole business in this election,” he said.