Supporters of Obi, known as ‘Obidients’ had feasted on Soyinka recently for denouncing the comments made by Datti Baba-Ahmed on Channels TV, which he described as fascist in nature.
Soyinka was called names and rubbished on social media by Obi supporters, including novelist, Chimamanda Adichie.
Obi in series of tweets said: “Today, I visited one of Nigeria’s most revered figures and an international literary icon, Prof Wole Soyinka.
“His reputation as a fighter for justice and equity in our society has been legendary and we will NEVER ignore them. I had a very useful and enriching discussion about his aspirations for a better and greater Nigeria, and he shared a lot with me about his dream for a greater and more inclusive Nigeria.