#AmaechiTapes: Soyinka Supports Minister, Says he Did Not Insult Buhari in Leaked Audio Tape
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says after listening to the Audio of the Minister, Rotimi Amaechi, he was yet to identify any insult in it.
Soyinka, who spoke in Abuja at an event organised by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) World Service titled ‘Nigeria 2019: Countering Fake News,’ said the fake news is lethal and deliberate.
He said, “Just two or three days ago, I read an item where a minister was supposed to have insulted the President and it was carried in some media and I checked the statement and of course there was a video and so on and I looked through it, I read the text again and again and I said I have to relearn the English language because I didn’t see where the insults were.
“So sometimes, print media feels compelled to compete with the electronic media and this is a great mistake because there is a reputation, there is an expectation and you should not be embarrassed to show yourself superior to a medium which is accessible to the lowest, the very dregs of society.”