Neither Nigeria Nor Cameroon Has Just Right To Bakassi – Soyinka
L-R: Femi Kuti, Wole Soyinka, Tunji Braithwaite and Joe Okei-Odumakin
Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka has weighed in on Bakassi, the territory that has been a subject of dispute between Nigeria and Cameroon. Mr. Soyinka declared Bakassi a parcel of land that belongs to its inhabitants, arguing that it should not to be seen as a geographical space over which two countries should go to war to contend for ownership title. He stressed that the overt dispute had to do with the disputed area’s oil reserves. Mr. Soyinka’s comments on the disputed land came in a lecture delivered yesterday in Lagos to celebrate the 79th birthday of lawyer and political activist, Tunji Braithwaite.