Thursday, November 10, 2016

Trump's victory: 'I will not destroy my U.S. green card yet' - Wole Soyinka

Nobel laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, has stated that he will not destroy his United States' residency permit just yet.

Responding to a question on Trump’s victory during an interview with Newsweek on Wednesday in New York, the literary icon said: “Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office?”

Last week, Soyinka threatened to destroy his green card if Trump won.
Nigerians had taken to social media to question Soyinka about whether he would honour his pledge following the announcement of Trump's victory.

Soyinka said: “Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office? I’m just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now”
The playwright added that Trump’s victory could jeopardize U.S. support in Nigeria’s fight against Boko Haram.
He said that Trump’s “bunker mentality” could see the U.S. withdraw support for counter-terrorism operations in West Africa.
“One should expect that level of collaboration to diminish. Trump’s mentality is one of, ‘What are we doing there? What business do we have over there?’” Soyinka told Newsweek.
“I foresee Trump dismissing that kind of expectation offhand and closing in, shrinking, becoming smaller in terms of [the U.S.’s] presence in other parts of the world,” he added.
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