Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka, who promised to tear his American green card if Donald Trump becomes president of the US, is the subject of a series of trolls on social media.
The 82-year-old said in an interview on October 28, ”The day Donald Trump becomes president of America, I will call a press conference and cut that card to pieces, and they will never see me in America again“.
The Professor also made the statement while giving a speech to students of Oxford University, England. He said, “If in the unlikely event he (Trump) 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,”
Nigerians have have been trolling the Professor, with some even calling for a press conference to witness him fulfil his promise.
Here are some posts:
Dear Prof. Wole soyinka, Donald Trump won the election, when are you going to tear your green card?
— Abubakar Bada (@BADA_ab) November 9, 2016
awon bloggers when Oga WOle SOyinka destroys his Green card pls and pls Post Video…….#USElection2016
— Uncle Precious (@Samuel_presh) November 9, 2016
Pa Wole Soyinka we are expecting u at home #Usdecides #USElection #trump @ProfWSoyinka pic.twitter.com/I33F46YNzt
— OLATUNJI AYOBAMI (@ayam_mayowa) November 9, 2016
"My green card has been stolen"
– Wole Soyinka
— ιт's Bιggιε NBM™▲ (@BIGGIEsmalls147) November 9, 2016
Dear @channelstv kindly send a camera crew to Wole Soyinka's house. We would like to watch the passport tearing ceremony ON AIR. Thanks.
— Zoneboy (@iamtaofeek) November 9, 2016
but that statement was totally uncalled for. though he’s a kinsman to OBJ (who tore his pdp membership card) the prof really had no grounds for such an expression. (whether or not, what is that to America or to Trump as a person even if Trump had not win the election). anyway it’s time for him to make good his words
Hahahahaha O God of Elijah have mercy on him
So funny he had to make such statement and now the world is waiting to see fulfill his promise …Lol