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Gambari was an Abacha man, Soyinka downplays expectations on Buhari’s new CoS

Gambari was an Abacha man, Soyinka downplays expectations on Buhari’s new CoS

Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has branded Ibrahim Gambari, the newly appointed Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buharim, “an Abacha man”.

Soyinka, reacting to a question in his interview with Pulse TV Africa, said the new CoS may not bring the much expected positive change as he has the “Abacha status quo mentality”.

“I know Gambari, he’s part of the structure,” Soyinka said.

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“Gambari was an Abacha man which means that he has the Abacha status quo mentality. Let’s put it that way. Gambari is not going to make any difference here, he is just going to make sure that he’s looking after his portfolio over there. So why are we looking in that direction for salvation in this country?

 “I didn’t want to join in that debate because I want him to enjoy his stay. But I know Gambari very, very well,” the Nobel Laureate concluded.

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