Trending: Nigerians dare Wole Soyinka to tear his Green Card

Prof Wole Soyinka

Prof Wole Soyinka
Prof Wole Soyinka
Nigerians have dared Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, to make good his promise to tear his Green Card should Mr. Donald J. Trump be elected President of the United States of America.

Professor Wole Soyinka, who is a scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs, penultimate week, said: “If in the unlikely event he (Trump) does win, the first thing he’ll do is to say 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,” he said.

Mr. Trump a, Washington outsider, representing the Republican Party was yesterday elected 45th President of the United States of America, having polled 289 electoral votes. He trounced his closest rival, Hillary Clinton of the Democratic Party, who polled 218 electoral votes, 52 votes shy of the 270 electoral votes required.

However, Nigeria`s President Mohammadu Buhari has congratulated the US President elect:

“On behalf of the Government and people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates President-elect Donald Trump on his victory in the United States presidential election.”

“President Buhari also congratulates American citizens on the outcome of the election, which was keenly observed by all true lovers of democracy and those who believe in the will of the people.”

“The President looks forward to working together with President-elect Trump to strengthen the already established friendly relations between both countries, including cooperation on many shared foreign policy priorities, such as the fight against terrorism, peace and security, economic growth, democracy and good governance.”

“As Mr Trump prepares to assume the position of the President of the United States, President Buhari extends his good wishes to him on the onerous task of leading the world’s strongest economy,” said Buhari.


  1. Don’t mind Soyinka! He would not tear whatever card he has. Can he resist the allure of fine wines to which he is addicted and he is enjoying in the US? Does he think that he is in Nigeria where some people follow him sheepishly like he misled them in 2015 concerning Buhari?. Trump would not even notice him with his card. That Is how he tries to play the oracle anywhere he is.

    This victory by Trump is very significant and symbolic not only the US but the rest of the world. At this point in time we need an very strong and stubborn American president who would not be afraid to lead the world or end the world. Trump will the ready to fight a war if the need arises. Unlike Obama who dithered in Syria and allowed ISIS to fill a needless vacuum, Trump would be decisive from the very beginning of any crisis anywhere in the world. Although the US has strong institutions to check the excesses of her president, Trump would do most of the things he said “jocularly” in his campaign all for the interest of American. For sure he would tame islamic fundamentalism in the US if not in the rest of the world. He has already told the citizens that he would not allow anyone to come into the US to kill them. He also told them that they would take back their jobs from foreigners particularly Mexicans and Nigerians. Hear what Trump reportedly said on Sunday during campaign rally at Wichita, Kansas “Nigerians and Mexicans have taken all the jobs meant for honest hardworking Americans. Why can’t they stay in their own country? Why? I’ll tell you why. Because they are corrupt. Their governments are so corrupt. They rob the people blind and bring it all here to spend and their people run away and come down here and take our jobs. We need to get the Africans out. Not the blacks, the Africans. Especially the Nigerians. They are everywhere. We can’t have that. If I become president, we’ll send them all home. We’ll build a wall at the Atlantic shore. Then maybe we’ll re-colonise Africans because obviously they did not learn a damn from the British. I went for a rallying Alaska and met just one African in the entire state. Where was he from? Nigeria! He’s in Alaska taking our jobs. They are in Houston taking our jobs.”

    I hope Buhari and Wole Soyinka heard this. Buhari and his government together with all the backers would be deceiving themselves if they think that Trump would be like Obama who helped them to come to power. The US under Obama sent drones to Nigeria yet could not locate Chibok girls, they refused to sell arms to the Jonathan government to confront Boko Haram and aided APC to oust Jonathan. Now the PDP has defeated the APC in the US. I don’t see Trump rolling out the red carpet for Buhari in the US during his tenure. Instead he would say something like “go back and build your country my friend!”

  2. As a man of honour, Soyinka must treat his own words as his bond and tear his green card and also leave the US.

  3. @Toluwani you should bury your face in shame,just like your cowardly tribesman with his bloated ego,Soyinka.Soyinka clearly stated that it was impossible for Trump to win,but that if this should happen,he would tear his Green Card.A real man keeps his promise,not to wear the mask of Janus when situations go contrary to his expectations.Do you and your lilly-livered hero think that the American electorate are as gullible as those of you hypocrites in Nigeria who embarked on a suicide mission in the guise of change?Soyinka and his ilk can go to hell for all Americans care.Congratulations,America,well done,Trump.HERO,Canada.

  4. As far as I am concerned, some people do not get the meaning of the statement of Prof. Sole Soyinka. From the statement above, he simply said, “If in the unlikely event he (Trump) does win, the first thing he’ll do is to say 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.” This means if he (Trump) should instruct all green card holders from African countries to reapply; he would not bother to apply but rather tear off his green card and leave USA. Let us therefore wait until Trump will ask green card holders to reapply before asking Prof. Soyinka to tear off his green card.

  5. If he doesn’t destroy his U.S. Green Card has he had promised if Trump should win the presidential election, then, he should never travel to the U.S. nor interfere with U.S. politics. (Only a coward goes against his word.)

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