By Ike A. Offor
For those who were in doubt if the Noble Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, did actually said what the media claimed that he did about ripping his American green card up and leaving the shores of the United States, here is the proof for you all.
In this video which you are about to watch, the professor emeritus spoke clearly about his dislike of possible coming to power of Donald Trump and how such would be a disaster for United States and the world, due to USA’s enormous power.
In his own voice, he made reference to the former president, Olusegun Obasanjo calling a press conference and ripping his political party membership card in the presence of the press men and women.
He said clearly that he would emulate that and call a press conference and rip his green card into shreds in the presence of the press and leave the shores of United States afterwards. He then said: “thank God that I am not a citizen of United States, I am only residing here and has only the green card”.
A green card is a permanent residence permit which allows the holder to reside indefinitely in United States, prior to being eligible to apply for citizenship of the United States of America.
This is now an albatross to the eminent professor emeritus on his reputation or integrity. Many have now expressed interest in seeing him carry out his threat in the public before the camera lenses of the press men and women. Many folks in the social media have cajoled him and called him names.
It appears that Donald Trump’s election victory has claimed some celebrity as casualties in Nigeria, chief among them is Prophet TB Joshua, who erroneously predicted the victory of Hilary Clinton. Another is our own renowned Professor emeritus, and Noble laureate winner, Wole Soyinka.