Nobel laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, has stated that he would destroy his green card and thereafter leave the United States if Donald Trump becomes the next president.
Soyinka brought this revelation to light on Wednesday while giving a speech to students of Oxford University, England, reports the Guardian UK.
Soyinka, who is scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs, was quoted as saying:
“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.Loading...
“The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up.”
The internationally-acclaimed playwright and poet also criticised Brexit, warning that there is a rise of “ultranationalism” – describing 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.
“It’s a constant fight to try to get a nation to recognise its own noble persuasions, its own persuasions of the loftiness of human possibility. It’s for young people like you to say no to them whenever that happens.”