Nigerians have taken to social media to blast Professor Wole Soyinka on comments he made few days back that he was going to destroy his American Green Card if Donald Trump was elected President.
The Nigerian Nobel literature laureate had earlier in the week said that he would cut up his green card if United States presidential hopeful Donald Trump wins the US presidency.
Soyinka is currently a scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs.
The 82-year-old who spoke at the Oxford University in London, was quoted saying: “The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up.”
However, in the early hours of Wednesday, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States of America in an historic and unprecedented election.
Nigerians have now taken to twitter, blasting Soyinka, telling him to keep to his words and start packing back to the country.
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) November9, 2016
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
That awkward moment when TB Joshua’s prophecy fails. Let’s all take 5 minutes and laugh at Wole Soyinka and the “prophet” TB Joshua
— Charismatic. (@CNA_tion) November 9, 2016
DonaldTrump wins US election, TB Joshua gives false prophecy, Wole Soyinka threatens to tear green card. What a time to be alive
— Yworks (@Yeankhar_Darmey) 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
You people should just leave TB Joshua and Wole Soyinka alone now. Somebody canor play with you again?
— Tee (@Angeltolly) November 9, 2016
— Adeeko Kehinde (@Adeekehinde) November 9, 2016
Donald Trump wins, TB Joshua’s prophecy fails, Wole Soyinka to tear his green card, I will sit here to watch what’s next
— the Talkactive (@team_tibzy) November 9, 2016
Trump Vs Hilary: What Did Wole Soyinka Say About the election? 30 Marks
TB Joshua Said_____? 40 Marks
Answer All. U have 2 Mins
— AKPORORO (@iamakpororo1) 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) November9, 2016
Wole Soyinka are you there?
— Uduak Isong (@Uduakisong) November 9, 2016
Hello Prof. Wole Soyinka! Somebody should wake him up its morning already. Congratulations to @realDonaldTrump.
— Okorie Chibuisi (@OkorieChibu145) November 9, 2016
Professor Wole Soyinka has the right to change his mind; Literature allows the use of hyperbole and satire!
— Prime News Info (@PrimeNewsUpdate) November9, 2016
— Ajayi Abdulganiyy A. (@AbdulganiyAjayi) November9, 2016
Wole Soyinka sir, instead of tearing the green card, please give it to me
— Ophacy (@Ophacy) November 9, 2016
Dear Wole Soyinka tear the green card or we should all start taking as joke and tear all your novels
— #Sh0m£_36 (@Simk36) November 9, 2016
— – Táyò (@wiilkilz) November 9, 2016
Prof Wole Soyinka we will all like to see you pull the Obasanjo stunt with his PDP card.
— ALEXANDER (@Fakency007) November9, 2016
Wole Soyinka is smart. Don’t see him tearing his green card. He will not want to join MMM.Jst apologise. U n TB Joshua. Nigerians forgives
— Ozii Baba (@ozii_baba) November 9, 2016
TB Joshua and Wole Soyinka spoke carelessly concerning this American election and now, they are bearing the consequences.
— Chisom O. (@SomboyCh) November9, 2016
Prof Wole Soyinka will now come to tell us that was a figure of speech
— OLUWATOBILOBA (@Tobi_dola) November 9, 2016
If d statement of tearing d green card made d headlines, d “tearing” or “burning” of wole soyinka ‘s green card shd make it 2 d front pages
— ⚡⚡Zeus ⚡⚡ (@ogbonkus11) November 9, 2016
Daddy Wole Soyinka…
Omo ilu mi (Remo Isara)
You are most welcome back home.
Aajo ole dabi Ile.
Ile labo simi Oko…….
— Military Trainer (@Ogoshisadiq) November9, 2016
But I can’t wait for Uncle Wole Soyinka to start the tearing process LIVE on @channelstv
— JoBlaq (@Adulphus_) November 9, 2016
Can someone tell me Wole Soyinka’s handle… He better DM me the pic of his passport ASAP ?????
— ?Sincere Savage? (@iam_illegurl) November9, 2016
Retweeted a girl has no name? (@aunty_ifeoma):
— Ogbebor Justice (@I_am_josteez) November 9, 2016
Now that Trump has won, watching and waiting for Prof. Wole Soyinka to tear his green card …Observing ??? pic.twitter.com/qhw5B4hq3R
— #SupportOurTroops (@ScofieldTM) November 9, 2016
Dear Wole Soyinka , if you don’t burn your green card, you are an old fool !!!
— Oluwa Donald Trump (@BADDESTDJTIMMY) November 9, 2016
It was hyperbole”@Nweke_obi: Professor “Wole Soyinka” will now come to tell you that it was a figure of speech!”
— Genghis Khan (@kolapson) November 9, 2016
Professor Wole Soyinka, please I am waiting for you, tear that Green Card. Come back home, the recession is waiting for you. Smh!!!
— iEche ™ (@echethealec) November 9, 2016
Baba how far nah???I never get any update for the tearing of your passport nii.Donald Trump don win nii.kilo happen?Er sir.@Wole soyinka
— Bodmax (@IamBodmax) November 9, 2016
TB Joshua is just a Prophet with unlimited false prohecies.While Wole Soyinka is an erudite professor with Stupid intellectual…
— Self Defender (@BravelikeTrump) November9, 2016
I’m by this tweet ordering the SSS, IGP, Army and all other paramilitary agencies to oversee Prof Wole Soyinka in tearing his green card
— Ogunbayode Mobolaji (@AmNOMAN) November 9, 2016