Unic Press UK: Prior to the election of Donald Trump as the 45th elected President of the United States of America, a noble laureate Wole Soyinka said that in the event that Trump is declared winner of the U.S. 2016 presidential election, he would tear up his green card.
The threat to tear up his green card was made by Soyinka when he addressed students at Oxford University’s Ertegun House.
Soyinka said: “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.”
He also said it during an interview as shown on the YouTube video:
After Donald Trump was declared winner of the 2016 presidential election, a number of people have clogged the social media space, especially Facebook and Twitter, asking Soyinka to honor his words.
Dear Prof Soyinka, I'm writing U just to let U know Trump has won & to remind U of d Green Card U promised to tear.. pic.twitter.com/vCkdfUX26w
— SirLAMPS (@Super_Spotter) 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
Dear Prof. Wole Soyinka
We will love to see you tear your Green Card on National TV
It's official President Trump wins
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) November 9, 2016
Trump has won. Our celebration will now be at Abeokuta where Wole Soyinka will tear his Green CARD.
— Marchbanks Arthur (@somadina_arthur) November 9, 2016