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I Will Leave The United States If Donald Trump Wins The Election – Prof Wole Soyinka

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.

“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.”