Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has replied to the several rants on social media over his threat to tear his Green card if Republican Presidential candidate, Donald Trump wins the election.
Soyinka who made the state at a seminar at Oxford University, two weeks ago reportedly said he will only tear his Green card when Donald Trump is finally inaugurated as the 45th President of the US on January 20th.
However in an interview with The Newsweek yesterday, Soyinka who lectures in some Universities in the US, said Nigerians should wait until when Trump assumes office to see him take a decision.
“Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office? I am just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now,” he said. He expressed fears that Trump’s victory will affect the US government’s support to Nigeria in the fight against Boko Haram “One should expect that level of collaboration to diminish. Trump’s mentality is one of, ‘What are we doing there? What business do we have over there? I foresee Trump dismissing that kind of expectation offhand and closing in, shrinking, becoming smaller in terms of [the U.S.’s] presence in other parts of the world,” he said.