Professor Wole Soyinka has confirmed that he will keep his word and tear his green card, on the day Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th president of the USA.
Soyinka made the vow last week, while giving a speech to students of Oxford University in England.
According to the literary icon: “If in the unlikely event he does win, the first thing he’ll do is to say [that] all green-card holders must reapply to come back into the US. Well, I’m not waiting for that.
“The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up.”
Trump won the US presidential election early this morning in an incredible victory that has shocked pundits and observers all around the world
Following backlash from Reno Omokri and Nigerians , the Nobel Laureate has spoken for the first time since the results of the elections were announced.
Excerpts of his interview with The Interview Magazine below:
Did Donald Trump’s victory surprise you?
Not altogether. The possibility was looming nearer and nearer, getting scarier and scarier.
What do you think Trump’s victory means for the world, especially Nigeria?
Do you think the victory of Trump, who threatened to build a Wall is a coincidence coming exactly 27 years to the day the Berlin Wall came down?
Trump’s Wall is already under construction. Walls are built in the mind, and Trump has erected walls, not only across the mental landscape of America but across the global landscape. I am glad you referred to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – that was one anniversary in reversal!
Will you thrash your green card, as you reportedly said you would?
Come January 20, 2017, watch my WOLEXIT! (Donald Trump will be sworn-in as the 45th President of the United States of America on Friday, January 20, 2017)
At what point did it occur to you that Trump’s victory was inevitable?
As Election Day approached, the specter became near palpable. I refused to switch on the television this morning until I had stiffened myself with a strong espresso. I felt disaster in my marrow.