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My identity was stolen, Soyinka denounces fake Whatsapp post on Yoruba nation


Nobel laureate, Akinwande Oluwole Babatunde Soyinka better known as Prof Wole Soyinka, on Thursday condemned a fake WhatsApp post on the Yoruba state agitation accredited to him.

Soyinka, in a statement, titled: ‘They are back’, beseeched the public to disregard the post and remarks of people, who stole his identity to pass messages on social media.

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According to him, he does not participate in anything that speaks social media.

Soyinka noted that all his views on any issue are usually expressed through the conventional media.

His statement read, “Professor Wole Soyinka wishes to denounce the fake WhatsApp posting on the Yoruba state agitation being attributed to him.

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“Once again, he requests the public to ignore the utterances of those contemptible interlopers, who lack the courage of their conviction and thus take to identity theft for the furtherance of their views.

For a start, Wole Soyinka does not participate in Facebook, tweet, blog, WhatsApp or other offerings of the social media.

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“Any views that he wishes to express on national and other issues routinely go through the print media.”