The Obi-Datti Movement has accepted the TV debate challenge by internationally renowned novelist, Professor Wole Soyinka.

The group says the Nobel laureate goofed for allegedly siding with the people’s oppressors.

Wole Soyinka & Baba-Ahmed
Wole Soyinka & Baba-Ahmed

Soyinka had challenged Baba-Ahmed to an interview on Channels Television over the outcome of the 2023 Presidential election.

Obidients Are Capable

But reacting in an interview on Arise TV on Saturday, the Spokesperson for the Obi-Datti Movement, Professor Chris Nwakobia, says Obidients will be able to debate Soyinka.

Daring Soyinka to attend the TV debate, Nwakobia says Baba-Ahmed would take up a debate with Soyinka.

“The least of the Obidients can take up that debate and do profoundly.


“I know Professor Wole Soyinka. I know he will not go for that debate because the point is that history is replete with facts and figures,” Professor Nwakobia said.

According to him, Soyinka would not dare come out for the debate.

He says that the Nobel laureate goofed in siding with the alleged oppressors of the people.

He defended Baba-Ahmed’s assertion that it would be illegal to swear in Tinubu upon the fact that the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate did not win one-quarter of the votes in Abuja as stipulated in the constitution.


The Obi-Datti Movement spokesperson says he believes that Soyinka cannot come out for a debate with any member of the Obi-Datti Movement.

Beautiful Spectacle

“Do you know that some of us see him as our mentor because he understands the fact that disobedience upon an unjust law is indeed the greatest respect for law.


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“In 1965 or so, with a gun, he invaded a radio station and refused the announcement of Akintola as the winner of an election.

“History is such a beautiful spectacle, and I implore my egbon and the esteemed laureate to oblige the young people who are saying that on the mandate given to Peter Obi they stand.

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“When those who are merchants in electoral larceny took their mandate with hot coal, they can’t close their hands because we are going to take it in the court,” he concluded.



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