Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday behind closed doors. He was accompanied by a public relations expert, Dr. Yomi Ogunbiyi.
The meeting with the president lasted for about an hour before Soyinka emerged and was crowded by waiting State House correspondents.
Speaking on his visit:
“I didn’t come to see you people,” he said as he attempted to break through a barricade set up by the journalists.
When it became clear to him that the reporters would not relent, Soyinka said, “I came to discuss national and international matters, general matters, that’s all!”
When further probed about the details of the discussion, he said he would not divulge such.
Clearly not comfortable with press interview, Soyinka declared, “I will be holding a press conference in about a week. You can ask me any question then, but now, please I will just like to get away.”
With that the journalists made way for him to leave the premises.