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Soyinka vows to destroy his American green card if Trump wins US election

03 November 2016, 10:18

Abuja - Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka has vowed to destroy his green card if Donald Trump becomes President of the United States.

Soyinka said this on Wednesday while giving a speech to students of Oxford University, England, reports the Guardian UK.

The told the students that he would leave America if Trump was elected President in next week's election.

Also read: I don't regret my support for Buhari, says Soyinka

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

If in the unlikely event he 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,”

The internationally-acclaimed playwright and poet described Britain’s decision to exit the European Union as a “ridiculous decision”.

He said: “What is happening in Europe shouldn’t surprise any of us … It has happened before. We were here when Enoch Powell was leading his thugs out to drive blacks from here.

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