Some Nigerians on social media have called on Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, to tear his green card, following the vow he made, should Donald Trump become the president of the United States.
Soyinka made the vow last week while giving a speech to students of Oxford University, England.
According to the literary doyen, “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,” said Soyinka, who is scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs..
Trump won the US presidential election early this morning in an incredible victory that has shocked pundits and observers all around the world.
Democrats nominee, Hillary Clinton, had thanked her supporters and called Trump to concede defeat.
Twitter went agog following the results as some Nigerians reminded Soyinka of his vow, and others dragging him to the mud for ‘just opening his mouth to talk.’
Iam_Ikechukwu 01: “Wole Soyinka haff started packing his bags. London or Biafra Sir?”
@OchinanWata 1 wrote: “WoleSoyinka must tear that green card.”
Uchenna @Uchez2: “Professor Cultist, Wole Soyinka should prepare his luggage. He should get ready to tear his citizen card.”
GyebiIV: “Uncle Wole Soyinka promised to tear his green card if Trump wins.”
@Uchendu_08: “Sir, I have been praying. We need you in Biafra fight. Come to Nigeria and join the mass.”
@Chi_BuzZ: “Why would supposedly intelligent people open up their anal organ to say nonsense? Your words make you…See yourself now?”
BisiIbidapo: “Has Wole Soyinka torn his green card yet? When Nigerian you thought were intelligent speak, you wonder.”
@Dozylizzle: “Waiting for Wole Soyinka to tear his green card. The man won’t stop embarrassing himself. After the Rivers scandal, he has done another.”
@meks2850: “Dear ChannelsTV, kindly send a camera crew to Woke Soyinka’s house, we would like to watch the passport tearing ceremony ON AIR.”