Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka on Tuesday condemned remark by Balarabe Musa, previous governor of Outdated Kaduna State on the establishment of Amotekun by Southwest governors.
Musa had more than the weekend alleged that Southwest institution of Amotekun was a ploy by Yorubas to develop Oduduwa Republic.
Nonetheless, Soyinka claimed Musa was improper about his assertion on the cause Amotekun was established by the Southwest location.
In a statement, the Nobel Laureate said: “Balarabe is unfortunately, but I hope not tragically incorrect. I invoke the tragic dimension right here mainly because the producing of a tragedy, in particular for nations, generally commences when fears are mistaken or promoted as facts, and governments either by themselves, or with each other with interest teams, are enticed by fears into embarking on precipitate, irrational, and irreversible acts.
“Such acts switch out in the stop to be based mostly on nothing but fears, at times produced by guilt over previous injustices, these kinds of as inequitable working.
“That is the foundation of tragedy, to which nations are propelled by a partial, or wrongful looking through of socio-political realities and – historical past. I would like to see this nation steer clear of this kind of a blunder. So, I am certain, would Balarabe Musa.
“Raising the specter of secession was a facile method to the risky, self-apparent lapses in governance which Balarabe himself acknowledged in his reaction to the Amotekun basic principle manufactured flesh.
“He explained the midwives of Amotekun experienced regularly acknowledged that theirs is only a contribution in the direction of a crisis of escalating proportions and that other states must be inspired to emulate, not misinterpret these initiatives, then demonize them by untrue attributions, saying “that is the specific recipe for tragedy.”