Online news portal The Cable has released a statement of apology to Prof. Wole Soinka over reports he described Igbos as money-hungry people who vote based on their stomach. The statement below..
"The management of Cable Newspaper Ltd, publishers of TheCable, would like
to make the following statement concerning our report on the lecture by Professor Wole Soyinka at the Harvard University Hutchins Centre for African & African American Research. Soyinka was quoted to have made derogatory remarks about the Igbo over their voting pattern in theMarch 28 presidential election. He has since denied the offensive quotes attributed to him.
After an in-house investigation, we have come to the conclusion that the story misrepresented the views expressed by Soyinka in the question-and-answer session after his lecture. We take full responsibility for the inaccuracy and promise that we will continue to strive to improve our standards. Also, we wish to reiterate that we take our professional responsibilities very seriously, as our readers can attest to. We hereby offer an unreserved apology to Soyinka, Ndigbo and our readers. Signed: Management of Cable Newspaper LtdProf Wole Soyinka is yet to react to the apology tendered by the Cable.