Over the weekend Nobel laureate, Wole Soyinka who now lives in the United States, while giving a seminar to students promised that in the unlikely event that Donald Trump got elected president, he would tear his green card and leave the country.
Well fast forward to a few days after and Trump has just been declared the winner of the Presidential elections and will become the 45th POTUS.
The internet never forgets and Nigerians on social media are imploring 80 year old Soyinka to make good on his promise.
See the tweets after the jump
Dear Professor Wole Soyinka, please think twice before you tear your Green Card. You may find the recession back home hard to deal with!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) November 9, 2016
Professor "Wole Soyinka" will now come to tell you that it was a figure of speech!
— The consultant (@Nweke_obi) November 9, 2016
Dear @channelstv kindly send a camera crew to Wole Soyinka's house.
We would like to watch the passport tearing ceremony ON AIR.
— Enyi Kwo N'azu! (@meks2850) November 9, 2016
Dear Wole Soyinka,#PotusIsHe so kindly destroy your green card & come enjoy this rubbish you helped enthrone in Nigeria.
Do it quick pls.
— #Onyechimeleze (@KolawoleIlori14) November 9, 2016
Dear Uncle Wole Soyinka,
Can I come & help you tear your green card? You might be a little too shocked to tear it properly.
— High_Elf_of_Igala (@i_am_Anomeli) November 9, 2016
So Prof Wole Soyinka get green card sef? How patriotic…He should get ready to tear his green card and come back home to Buhari. See gobe
— Babasola Kuti (@SKSolaKuti) November 9, 2016
— Ademola John (@iamomo_ola) November 9, 2016
Now that Trump has won, when is Wole Soyinka calling journalists to come witness the tearing of his Green Card?
— The Nick of Time (@nicholasibekwe) November 9, 2016
Pls who is going to pick Wole Soyinka up from the airport? Because baba dan tear Green Card
— Bizzle Osikoya ? (@bizzleosikoya) November 9, 2016
But hey…can’t Prof Soyinka tear his card and apply for a replacement?
SHOULD WOLE SOYINKA RELINQUISH HIS GREEN CARD AS PROMISED & RETURN TO NIGERIA?