Friday, December 1, 2023


Soyinka ‘attacking Jonathan because of Amaechi’

Soyinka ‘attacking Jonathan because of Amaechi’
December 02
21:25 2014

Doyin Okupe, the special assistant to the president on public affairs, has condemned Wole Soyinka’s stinging analysis of the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

At a press conference in Lagos on Tuesday, Soyinka had said the president was abusing his powers and going the way of military ruler, Sani Abacha.

But reacting, Okupe claimed that Soyinka had a bias against Jonathan because of the close relationship between the literary icon and Rotimi Amaechi, the governor of Rivers state.

He described Amaechi as the “national champion of impunity”, saying Soyinka had refused to call him to order.


“The close relationship between Amaechi and our eminent professor has affected his usually-cerebral contributions to national discourse,” he said.

“He also sadly plays the ostrich as he failed to reprimand Governor Amaechi, who is the national champion of impunity and official recklessness.”

Okupe defended Jonathan as “a respecter of the rule of law” and also disagreed with Soyinka’s criticism of Sulaiman Abba, the inspector-general of police.


He said said Abba was only doing his duty regarding the face-off at the national assembly, alleging that Soyinka was justifying unlawful conduct.

“The administration of President Goodluck Jonathan prides itself as the most liberal, keeping faith with adherence to rule of law and tolerance,” he said.

“It is interesting that he has chosen to ignore immoral, indefensible and unlawful attitude of the speaker of the house of representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, after his defection.”


Click on the link below to join TheCable Channel on WhatsApp for your Breaking News, Business Analysis, Politics, Fact Check, Sports and Entertainment News!



  1. pinnacle
    pinnacle December 03, 12:35

    Mr Doyin. Can’t you for once tell oga jona is not getting it right ? Just because of your paid job as an adviser , you have refuse to hid frm the fact.

    Reply to this comment
  2. Darry
    Darry December 03, 13:48

    Even if the hawks like Doyin Okupe tha surrounds Jonathan is decieving him,is it impossible for the President to isolate himself ,look at himself inthe mirror and talk true to himself.For the like of Doyin Okupe,please know that all the rubbish you are speaking is as a result of Nigeria existence.If anything happens now,you will find no place to speak,must you be in government at all cost?Must you say this nonsense for you to remain relevant?Why are you belittling yourself?You are indeed a disgrace to this Yoruba race and this government is in a mess because of the likes of you and Reuben Abati.

    Reply to this comment
    • churie
      churie December 03, 23:34

      Doyin Okupe, all these you have said will not cast a blindfold or darkness on the fact that the government of Gej has failed us…you should learn to bridle your tongue…

      Reply to this comment

Write a Comment

error: Content is protected from copying.