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
— 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