Anthony Akinola, a Nigerian Student abroad writes on behalf of the awaiting calamity to soon befall Professor Wole Soyinka, in his recent renouncement of his USA citizenry.
We cannot claim to be weeping more than the bereaved.
The 2016 American presidential election is over and the major gladiators have pledged to work towards the future of their great nation. The best candidate may not always win in an election, not least in one where diverse sentiments compete and contend.
There may be those aggrieved by the election of Donald Trump, but the transparency of the
electoral process has not been questioned.
I understand Prof Wole Soyinka is plotting to tear his Green Card because of the outcome of an election in a nation that is not his. I will advise the eminent Professor, as one of his numerous admirers, that not to tear his card if he thinks he may still have need for it.
Come January 20, 2017, Trump will be President of the USA and Soyinka’s protest may not even be documented in the history books.
Let us all work towards a better and great future for Nigeria, and moderate our obsession with America. Let our religious leaders work towards the eradication of corruption and stop faking predictions on who will win an election in a foreign nation.
Oxford, United Kingdom