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The Labour Party (LP) leadership allegedly knew that Peter Obi, the candidate for president on February 25, lost the poll, according to Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka.

Soyinka charged that the opposition party’s leadership was attempting to “force a lie” on Nigerians, particularly young people, that Obi had won the poll.

The Nobel laureate spoke at an event titled “The Lives of Wole Soyinka — A Dialogue” organised by Africa in the World. The event took place on Wednesday in Stellenbosch, South Africa.

While speaking at the event, Soyinka was asked to react to his comment against Datti Baba-Ahmed, LP vice-presidential candidate, after the general election.

Soyinka said the truth matters to him, noting that many people always look for shortcuts.

The Nobel laureate said he was armed with facts when he invaded a radio station in Ibadan in 1965.

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