Nobel Laureate , Prof. Wole Soyinka , has refused to endorse Sahara Reporters publisher and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress , Omoyele Sowore .
Sowore revealed this in a post on Instagram on Sunday .
This comes less than a week after Soyinka had asked Nigerians not to vote for President Muhammadu Buhari or ex – Vice – President Atiku Abubakar .
Sowore said , “ Prof. Wole Soyinka has expressed to me in private his decision to back a different candidate.
“ We should therefore not be surprised should he choose to announce this .
While I might disagree with his decision , I have great respect for the Nobel Laureate and urge ‘ TakeItBackers ’ to accord him the utmost respect at all times. ”
Soyinka is expected to announce his preferred candidate this week .
There were reports last week that he would support either Sowore or Prof. Kingsley Moghalu of the Young Progressives Party .
Meanwhile , the former presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria , Mrs. Oby Ezekwesili, is expected to hold a press conference on Monday where she will also reveal her preferred candidate.
The candidate will be the product of a coalition which Prof. Soyinka will endorse.