By Adebayo Williams
Prof. Wole Soyinka has said that he will keep to his word and tear his US Green Card on 20 January, 2017. Soyinka, a Nobel Laureate, said he chose date because US President-elect Donald Trump will be sworn-in on that day as the 45th President of the US.
“Come January 20, 2017; watch my WOLEXIT!,” Punch quotes him to have said.
Soyinka said as the election drew nearer, he had a feeling Trump would emerge winner. He told The Interview that he had refused to turn on teh television as he was too bitter to hear the news of Trump’s victory.
“The possibility (of Trump’s victory) was looming nearer and nearer, getting scarier and scarier.
“As the election day approached, the specter became near palpable. I refused to switch on the television this morning until I had stiffened myself with a strong espresso. I felt disaster in my marrow.
“Trump’s wall is already under construction. Walls are built in the mind, and Trump has erected walls, not only across the mental landscape of America but across the global landscape. “I am glad you referred to the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall – that was one anniversary in reversal!”