Soyinka will ‘cut up’ green card if Trump wins

By BBC/Evelyne Wareh

Nigeria’s Nobel literature laureate Wole Soyinka has said he willl tear up the green card which allows him to stay in the US if Republican nominee Donald Trump is elected president next week, the UK-based Guardian newspaper reports.

Speaking at Oxford University in the UK, Mr Soyinka said it was unlikely that Mr Trump would win but if he did then 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,” Mr Soyinka is quoted as saying.

“The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up,” he added.

Mr Soyinka is scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs.

He was the first African to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1986.


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