The famous Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has denied a report of his purported selection to be among a monitoring team for the forthcoming Supreme Court review of the case between the Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, of the All Progressive Party (APC), and Emeka Ihedioha of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).
The Supreme Court on January 14, 2020, ruled out the election of Ihedioha as the Governor of Imo State and declared Uzodinma as the winner of the governorship election.
Emeka Ihedioha subsequently filed an appeal, urging the Supreme Court to set aside the judgment. The hearing of the appeal has been fixed for March 2, 2020.
Professor Soyinka said he knows nothing about joining any monitoring team.
The elder statesman said he doesn’t have the mindset of participating in any judicial monitoring activity and demand to be kept out of any such false attributions.