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WOLEXIT: Wole Soyinka says he'll leave US after Trump's inauguration

By Jeffrey Owusu-Mensah
Professor Wole Soyinka
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Nigeria's Nobel-Prize winning author Wole Soyinka says he will leave the US on the day Donald Trump is inaugurated as president, the Abuja-based The Interview magazine reports.

"Come January 20, 2017; watch my WOLEXIT!", he said in response to e-mailed questions from the magazine.

US-based Newsweek magazine also reported him saying that he is biding his time until Mr Trump is inaugurated.

"Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office?” it quotes Mr Soyinka as saying. “I’m just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now.”

Professor Soyinka in an interview with Paul Adom Otchere on Metro TV's Good Evening Ghana last month declared that he would cut his green card into pieces if Mr Trump were elected.

READ ALSO: I'll cut my Green Card into pieces and stop visiting the US if Trump wins - Wole Soyinka

The green card is a permanent residence permit for the US - prized by many African immigrants to the US.

The famous author, who in 1986 became the first African to win Nobel Prize in Literature, appeared to have been taking a swipe at Mr Trump over his radical stance on immigration.