By Chuks Ekpeneru
Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has rejected his selection by a group, Third Force Democracy to help monitor the review at the Supreme Court of the election dispute between Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress, APC and Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The group had named Soyinka among some other eminent Nigerians to monitor the case at the Supreme Court.
But rejecting his nomination, Soyinka in a statement said:
“That report claims that I have been engaged to serve on a monitoring team regarding a forthcoming Supreme Court review of that case. I know nothing of this development and I am not involved in any aspect of the tussle. I know nothing of this Third Force Democracy whatever.
“I have no intention of participating in any judicial monitoring activity and demand to be kept out of any such false attributions. Hopefully, some day in the distant future, it will be possible for the nation to regain the respect of the world in its democratic claims. That time, alas, is not immediately apparent.”