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Professor Wole Soyinka denies making hate speech against Igbos


Formost Nobel Laureate Professor Wole Soyinka has denied a libelous publication by an online blog The cable, which published a fabricated comment attributed to him concerning the voting pattern of the Igbo in the March 28 presidential election.

The report alleged that he accused the Igbo of voting according to their "stomachs".

But in a terse reaction to the story, Soyinka said "I have just read a statement attributed to me on something called The CABLE, a news outlet, evidently one of the Internet infestations. My lecture at the Hutchins Centre, Harvard University, was video recorded.

"Anyone who believes what I am alleged to have said must be a moron - repeat, a moron. It is demeaning, sickening and boring to have to deal with these cowards who cannot fight their own battles but must fasten their imbecilic pronouncements on others.

"Only the mentally retarded will credit this comment attributed to me regarding the Ndigbo voting pattern in the last elections. I strongly suspect the author of this despicable concoction, and may make a further statement, once the source is verified."

The Story as originally published by TheCable

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