Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, in a statement on Tuesday, dissociated himself from a report of his selection to serve on a monitoring team for the forthcoming Supreme Court review of the case between Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma and Emeka Ihedioha of the Peoples Democratic Party.
The elder statesman, who said the online link of the newspaper’s report (not HOMELANDNEWS) was sent to him for perusal, noted that he knew nothing of the development and was not involved in any aspect of the legal tussle.
He said, “A link to a report by one of the national newspapers – the DAILY POST – on the Uzodimma vs Ihedioha electoral tussle has just been sent to me. That report claims that I have been engaged to serve on a monitoring team regarding a forthcoming Supreme Court Review of that case.
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“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.”
Recall that a seven-man panel of judges of the Supreme Court adjourned ruling on the review of the earlier verdict of January 14 until March 2 after Ihedioha’s legal team ask for time to file all process of court.