Wole Soyinka Breaks Silence On The Flight Incident

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Switzerland, 26 June

Two days after the incident involving a young man and Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka aboard a local flight, the latter has spoken up on the issue.

The internet has almost exploded with comments of different shades thereby making much hue and cry regarding the happenstance.

In an Instagram post, Sahara Group co-founder, Tonye Cole, had claimed that the young man refused to be cajoled in other to allow Soyinka seat by the window instead of the aisle which was originally allotted to the latter.

Amidst the divergent reactions which had trailed the incident, media personality, Mo Abudu, said Soyinka sent her an email explaining how the incident happened.

On her IG post, Mo Abudu shared a photo of her and the 84-year-old Nobel Laureate with the caption;

Good morning beautiful people.

Its 6.30 am here in Los Angeles.

Quite a bit has been said about me making certain comments about the young man that refused to give up his seat for Professor Wole Soyinka.

I will not comment further on this, however, as you all know I LOVE and RESPECT Professor Wole Soyinka dearly.
Based on this incident, I did receive an email from Professor Wole Soyinka this morning and with his permission, its below:

Hallo Mo,
Someone sent me Patrick Tonye’s comment on the plane incident, and I saw your brief comment. It was a very minor thing and I’d forgotten all about it.

However, after reading the boy’s response, I became curious. First, I never exchanged a word with him throughout beyond inviting him to take his allotted seat.

Never spoke a word to him after that. Certainly never exchanged contact. So of course, I wonder if it’s the very individual who’s posted this or a total fake.

The phenomenon of stolen identities takes very strange dimensions and has become a source of worry. I wonder if this is one such. Anyway of your finding out.

I don’t operate in the social media as you probably recall.

WS

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Good morning beautiful people. Its 6.30 am here in Los Angeles. Quite a bit has been said about me making certain comments about the young man that refused to give up his seat for Professor Wole Soyinka. I will not comment further on this, however as you all know I LOVE and RESPECT Professor Wole Soyinka dearly. Based on this incident, I did receive an email from Professor Wole Soyinka this morning and with his permission, its below: Hallo Mo, Someone sent me Patrick Tonye’s comment on the plane incident, and I saw your brief comment. It was a very minor thing and I’d forgotten all about it. However, after reading the boy’s response, I became curious. First, I never exchanged a word with him throughout beyond inviting him to take his allotted seat. Never spoke a word to him after that. Certainly never exchanged contact. So of course, I wonder if it’s the very individual who’s posted this or a total fake. The phenomenon of stolen identities takes very strange dimensions and has become a source of worry. I wonder if this is one such. Any way of your finding out. I don’t operate in the social media as you probably recall. WS

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