Wole Soyinka Backtracks, Says he Would Not Tear His Green Card Yet…
Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, on Wednesday, disclosed that he will not destroy his United States’ residency permit just yet.
Soyinka warned that Donald Trump’s victory at the U.S. elections could jeopardize America’s support for Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram.
In an interview with Newsweek, Soyinka stated that Trump’s ‘bunker mentality’ could see the U.S. withdraw support for counter-terrorism operations in West Africa.
Some time last week, Prof. Soyinka had threatened to destroy his green card (US Residency permit) if Donald Trump becomes president.
Interestingly, following Trump’s emergence at the polls, Nigerians took to social media to dare Soyinka to make good his threat.about whether he would
Soyinka Backtracks… Will Not Destroy Green Card, Yet
Nigerians reminded him about his earlier threat to destroy his green card if Trump won.
Responding, Soyinka, according to the report said he is biding his time until Trump is inaugurated in January before deciding on his next steps.
“Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office?
“I am just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments.
“Let’s put it that way for now.”
President-elect, Donald Trump, upset the polls with a shocking defeat over Democratic presidential favorite, Hillary Clinton on Tuesday.
The entrepreneur and former The Apprentice reality show star secured victories in key swing states, upsetting popular opinion polls.
Soyinka is of the opinion that the level of collaboration between America and other nations will diminish.
According to him, Trump has a “shrink mentality”.
Wole Soyinka pledged to cut up his green card if Donald Trump was elected U.S. president.