Gumsu Abacha

It seems we are yet to hear the last about the honours bestowed on the families of the late MKO Abiola and co, if the face-off between the daughter of the late Abacha and Prof Wole Soyinka is anything to go by.

Gumsu Fatima Abacha has slammed Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka over the comments he made about her father, late military dictator, Sani Abacha.

“Wole Soyinka oya na!!! Over to you!! Wicked old hawk …. your hate for my father shall kill you. Olori buruku mad cow” she wrote on Facebook.

Wole Soyinka’s offense is because he told President Buhari that he cannot honour MKO Abiola in one breath and admire his tormentor Sani Abacha in the same breath.

Soyinka, who spoke in Abuja on Wednesday June 13th, at the National Honours Investiture for Heroes of Democracy, said that although he understood Buhari’s official loyalty to Abacha, it shouldn’t take preeminence over the preservation of democracy.

“Dear Mr. President, you cannot honour Abiola in one breath and admire his tormentor in the same breath. So, as we have the Hall of Heroes in one hand, we also have the Hall of Shame as a lesson to future generations,” he said.

What do you think about this face-off?

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