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Professor Wole Soyinka Disgraced – Tonye Cole



Professor Wole Soyinka, the only Nigeria’s Nobel laureate has been disgraced by a Nigerian youth for allegedly sitting on his sis in a boarded flight.

Tonye Patrick Cole, narrated the ‘disgraceful’ story on his Instagram page, alleged that the young man requested Professor Wole Soyinka who took his place to stood up from his allocated place on the airplane.

Tonye Cole gave his narrative story based on African moral values and ethics.

Daily Tells understands the gist that the professor sat on the seat beside the window which was allocated for the young man instead of the one on the aisle allocated to him.

The Professor did not seek the young man’s consent, he just took the seat without any negotiation with the man nor the management.

The seat allocated for Professor Wole Soyinka was one on the aisle of the plane.

To many Nigerians, they don’t give a damn on Tony Cole’s biased story, they  see it as self seeking attention story.

It would be recalled that Tony Cole was the APC candidate under Ameachi’s camp that was nullified in the court for not following party’s guidelines.

Below is Tonye’s  story on Professor Soyinka and the young man.


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@professorwolesoyinka #celebrategreatness #relationshipsmatter met one of the greatest Nigerians walking the earth today and as with other times, he was genteel, witty, forthright and humble. My smile gives me away as he permitted the picture whereas he would have preferred to get back to his newspapers. Then we boarded the flight and after assisting him with his bags, he took the window seat and promptly started reading again. A few minutes later this young man, baseball cap, t-shirt to show his muscled chest and tattooed biceps boards the plane and tells Prof he is on his seat (which he was). Those of us including the cabin crew tried to reason with Bobo Fine to let the old man be but the chap refused. He insisted Prof should vacate his window seat, which the old man quietly did for his original aisle seat next to him. I couldn’t understand how we got to this point where we no longer have respect for elders, even if are so ignorant of the great global personalities in our midst. Is it too much to ask that an elderly man be allowed to remain in a seat allotted to you in the same business class cabin and the same row? Na wa o!

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