Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, says he will tear up his Green Card on January 20, 2017, the day Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th President of the US.
Last week, Soyinka had, in annoyance with the possible victory of the Republican candidate, threatened to destroy the card.
In an interview with The INTERVIEW, the world-acclaimed writer and human rights activist expressed resentment at Trump’s emergence, saying it spelt trouble for humanity.
Asked if he still intended to thrash the card, he said, “Come January 20, 2017; watch my WOLEXIT!”
By WOLEXIT, he seemed to be referring to his final ‘exit’ from the US, playing on Brexit, the expression referring to Britain’s historical exit from the European Union.
Although he said he was not too surprised that Trump won, he noted that his victory had brought an already teetering world closer to the precipice.