Soyinka vowed a week ago while giving a speech to students at the Oxford University in the United Kingdom that he would “cut up” his green card if Trump won the elections.
Soyinka said at the time that it was highly “unlikely that Trump would win” the elections, adding, however, that if he did “the first thing he’ll do is to say [that] all green card holders must reapply to come to the US. Well I am not waiting for that. The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up”.
Soyinka is currently a scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs.
Soyinka was among the many prominent people who were backing Democrats leader Hilary Clinton to make a clean sweep at the polls.
But, In a closely contested election, Trump was declared victorious, after capturing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes, putting him over the 270 threshold.
Voters eager to shake up the nation’s political establishment picked the celebrity businessman to become the nation’s 45th president.
Trump rode an astonishing wave of support from voters seeking change and willing to accept a candidate loose with facts and accused of sexual misconduct.
He upset Clinton, who would have become the first woman to serve in the Oval Office.
Trump’s success at the polls has caused social media users to ask whether Soyinka would do as he said last week.
Two Nigerians @realDonaldTrump has embarrassed today are #wolesoyinka and #TBJoshua
Source: News 24