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May 31, 2024

Trump conviction: I may apply for restoration of my U.S Green Card — Soyinka

Trump conviction: I may apply for restoration of my U.S Green Card — Soyinka

Soyinka

By Olasunkanmi Akoni

Nobel laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka said following former United States President Donald Trump’s conviction he might choose to apply for restoration of his Permanent Residence, known as the Green Card.

Soyinka made the remark while reacting to the verdict on Friday, in a personal statement made available to Vanguard.

The Nobel Laurette said for millions in anguished parts of the world, “certainly for us in vast swathes of the African continent, this is daybreak on a new democratic promise.”

The statement, titled “The Trump Verdict, reads: “For millions in anguished parts of the world, certainly for us in vast swathes of the African continent, this is daybreak on a new democratic promise.

“The warning is clear, sooner or later, the clamour of equity breaks down the stoutest gates on guard across the citadel of impunity.

“The Trump debacle is a challenge also, a call to preparedness and steadfastness. Installed and putative fascisms–secular, military or theocratic-will extract from this only the wrong lessons, batten down and ‘crack down’ in self-protection.

“It is “Not yet Uhuru”, not anywhere close for humanity in our global village. Nonetheless, a celebration, albeit in a minor key, is justified.

“P.s. Seeing that this trite, personal gesture attracted such inordinate attention at the time, let me answer the question before it is asked: Yes, I may choose to apply for restoration of my card of Permanent Residence, known as the Green Card. Possibly.”