Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka has denied media reports suggesting that he made derogatory remarks about the Igbo people in a lecture he delivered at Harvard University, US.
Below is his disclaimer:
I have just read a statement attributed to me on something called The Cable, a news outlet, evidently one of the Internet infestations. My lecture at the Hutchins Center, Harvard University, was video recorded. Anyone who believes what I am alleged to have said must be a moron – repeat, a moron.
It is demeaning, sickening and boring to have to deal with these cowards who cannot fight their own battles but must fasten their imbecilic pronouncements on others. Only the mentally retarded will credit this comment attributed to me regarding the Ndigbo voting pattern in the last elections. I strongly suspect the author of this despicable concoction, and may make a further statement, once the source is verified.