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"I will decide when Trump is inaugurated," Nobel laureate speaks

Wole Soyinka has said he is bidding his time till January 2017 before deciding if he will tear his U.S. residency permit.

Wole Soyinka

In a report by Vangaurd Newspaper, Soyinka reportedly made this known on Wednesday, November 9, 2016.

The writer reportedly said he will not destroy his residency permit until he sees what becomes of Trump's administration after inaugurated into office.

“Why don’t we wait until Trump actually takes office? I am just going about my normal commitments, but definitely not getting into any more commitments. Let’s put it that way for now,” he said.

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Days before the United States presidential election held, Soyinka had threatened to tear his permit should Republican candidate, Donald Trump emerge winner.

Following Trump's victory on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, Nigerians had taken to social media to request that the Nobel laureate made through his threat.

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