The Peter Obi-Yusuf Datti Movement has announced that they are ready to accept the challenge for a TV debate issued by Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, for the supporters of Labour Party, also known as ‘Obidients,’ and the party’s Vice Presidential candidate, Datti Baba-Ahmed.
Bellnewsonline.com reports that the spokesperson for the Obi-Datti Movement, Prof Chris Nwakobia, made the disclosure in an interview on Arise TV on Saturday.
Nwakobia, speaking confidently, challenged Soyinka to participate in the debate himself. When asked if Baba-Ahmed would be willing to debate with Soyinka, Nwakobia responded in the affirmative, stating that even the least experienced member of the Obidients would be able to engage in the debate proficiently.
Nwakobia also expressed his doubt that Soyinka would agree to debate any member of the Obi-Datti Movement.
“I know Prof Wole Soyinka, I know he will not go for that debate because the point is that history is replete with facts and figures,” he said.
He added: “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.
“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 to stand.”
“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.”