Wole Soyinka Demands For Public Holiday For Traditionalists

Against the backdrop of his 89th birthday celebrations, Prof Wole Soyinka made three demands of the Federal Government, including that security agencies reopen unresolved cases of religious killings and a public holiday be created for traditionalists.

The Nobel laureate said the demands were aimed at “all the security agencies in this country and of the governance itself, right from the President to the lowest individual in this country.”

Soyinka lamented the failure of security officials to prosecute the perpetrators of extrajudicial killings.

According to him, it is not enough for the international community to place travel restrictions on perpetrators of electoral violence in the 2023 general elections.