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Donald Trump has been elected as the 45th president of the US contrary to what a lot of people expected – including Nigerians.

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, said he would destroy his green card – his US residency permit – if Trump won.

Now Trump has won the White House race in keen contest with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee.

While giving a speech to students of Oxford University, England, said Soyinka said he would not be waiting to be told to reapply for a green card.

“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,” said Soyinka, who is scholar-in-residence at New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs.

“The moment they announce his victory, I will cut my green card myself and start packing up.”

Reno Omokri, a former aide to ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, advised Soyinka to think twice about destroying his green card.

“Dear Professor Wole Soyinka, please think twice before you tear your green card. You may find recession back home hard to deal with! Dear TB Joshua, who gave you your prophecy? My God that I serve is not a man that he will lie,” Omokri said in a Facebook post.

Furthermore, Thelma Feastra, a 101-year-old African-American, also said she would leave the US if Trump is elected president.

“I want to get the best people out there to take care of the citizens; so I voted Hillary. I am hoping the election will be alright,” she told NAN in Virginia.

“However, if Trump wins, I guess I will just pack my bags and leave the US.”

Also, a lot of Nigerians have taken to social media to express disappointment over Trump’s win, which most say would affect them – especially their chances of getting into the US.

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  1. Kongi! Do you think that America is Nigeria where state instruments are used to rig election? This one no be the issue of Sai Baba! and Change Dole OOOOO!. Where even a candidate without certificate was issued an Oluwale certificate and went ahead to be declared winner after a cooked election even in Sambisa forest.
    You can now tear your green card Hahahahahaaha! While tearing it call CNN and Al Jazeera Just like Baba OBJ did when he called the press as he was tearing his PDP card.
    Sai Trump!
    Chanji Dole!

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  2. Soyika is a big joke!

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