Lagos - Professor Wole Soyinka has promised to hold a private funeral when Donald Trump is inaugurated as the president of the United States, Punch reports.
The Nobel Laureate spoke on Monday, where he said the funeral was not to mourn with the citizens of the US over their choice of president but the death of Nigerians’ common sense.
He said: “Our common sense is totally lost. I am embarrassed sometimes that I occupy the same nation space with some people.”
“I am embarrassed to occupy the same nation space as some imbeciles and morons. I am planning my Wolexit, which could be internal or external.
“On the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, I will have a private funeral keep to mourn the death of Nigeria’s common sense. If the board agrees (because I do not like to be authoritarian) I will move the residency of my foundation out of the country."
He also lashed out at Nigerians for querying his decision to tear his Green Card following the victory of Trump at the polls.
A few days ago, Soyinka confirmed the destruction of his US residency green card according to News24.
The award-winning author said on Thursday, December 1 that he has fulfilled his earlier pledge to destroy his residency permit and abandon the United States if Donald Trump won the presidential election.
Shortly before the vote, Soyinka had vowed to give up his permanent
US residency over a Trump victory to protest against the Republican
billionaire's campaign promises to get tough on immigration.
have already done it, I have disengaged (from the United States). I have
done what I said I would do," the 82-year-old said on the sidelines
of an education conference at the University of Johannesburg.
had a horror of what is to come with Trump... I threw away the (green)
card, and I have relocated, and I'm back to where I have always been" --
meaning his homeland Nigeria.
The prolific playwright, novelist
and poet won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1986 and has been a
regular teacher at US universities including Harvard, Cornell and Yale.
- News 24