Nigerians on social media have called on Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, to tear his green card, following the vow he made, should U.S Republican candidate Donald Trump win the presidential elections.
According to Soyinka who made the vow last week, “If in the unlikely event he (Trump) does win, the first thing he’ll do is to say 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.
Social media platform Twitter went agog following the victory of Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton as some Nigerians reminded Soyinka of his vow, and others dragging him to the mud.
Dear @channelstv kindly send a camera crew to Wole Soyinka's house.
We would like to watch the passport tearing ceremony ON AIR.
— Enyi Kwo N'azu! (@meks2850) November 9, 2016
Professor "Wole Soyinka" will now come to tell you that it was a figure of speech!
— The consultant (@Nweke_obi) November 9, 2016
Dear Uncle Wole Soyinka,
Can I come & help you tear your green card? You might be a little too shocked to tear it properly.
— High_Elf_of_Igala (@i_am_Anomeli) November 9, 2016
Nigeria's Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka had vow he will cut up his green card if Donald Trump emerges as winner of the US presidential election.
The green card is a permanent residence permit for the US - prized by many African immigrants to the US.
His comments emerged in the video of a conversation with students at Oxford University in the UK.
The famous author appears to be taking a swipe at Mr Trump over his radical stance on immigration.
Soyinka is one of Africa's most celebrated literary figures. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1986 - becoming the first African to be honoured in that category.