MO Abudu reacts to ‘Plane Seat conversation’ between Wole Soyinka and passenger, shares letter Wole Soyinka sent her

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MO Abudu reacts to ‘Plane Seat conversation’ between Wole Soyinka and passenger


She took to her social media handle to express herself and also to share a letter Prof. Wole Soyinka sent her debunking the claim made by the young man that he conversed with the prof and even exchanged contacts.

See her post below:

Good morning beautiful people. Its 6.30 am here in Los Angeles.

Quite a bit has been said about me making certain comments about the young man that refused to give up his seat for Professor Wole Soyinka.

I will not comment further on this, however as you all know I LOVE and RESPECT Professor Wole Soyinka dearly.

Based on this incident, I did receive an email from Professor Wole Soyinka this morning and with his permission, its below:

Hallo Mo,

Someone sent me Patrick Tonye’s comment on the plane incident, and I saw your brief comment. It was a very minor thing and I’d forgotten all about it. However, after reading the boy’s response, l became curious. First, I never exchanged a word with him throughout beyond inviting him to take his allotted seat. Never spoke a word to him after that. Certainly never exchanged contact. So of course, i wonder if it’s the very individual who’s posted this or a total fake. The phenomenon of stolen identities takes very strange dimensions and has become a source of worry. I wonder if this is one such. Any way of your finding out. I don’t operate in the social media as you probably recall.


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