Green card controversy- an open letter to Prof. Wole Soyinka

Green card controversy- an open letter to Prof. Wole Soyinka

By Gbenga Odunsi

As the United States election was building up and gathering momentum, you promised Nigerians you would destroy your green card should Republican Donald Trump win the election. I consider this statement unreasoned.

As a young Nigerian, I sincerely hope age factor is not kicking in for you, otherwise, it is regrettable for you to talk about tearing your green card.

You should be stripped off your Nobel prize for even making that kind of unintelligent comment in the first place.

Nigeria have had worst leaders since you were born yet you did nothing, you never denounced your Nigerian citizenship. A presidential candidate in another country was voted in transparently by US citizens to rule for 4 years and you feel the best way to protest is to destroy your green card?

At your age, you should not be discussing permanent residence in a developed country if you had paid enough attention to happenings in your own backyard.

Americans are already rebuilding and healing the wounds of the election with Trump reaching out to Bill Clinton for advice pertaining the Obamacare, working with members of both Parties to forge ahead.  Any other laughable act on the part your would re-open old wounds for Nigerians living in the United States.

Clearly, being a talkative has steep prices attached to it.

Of what significance is your green card to new world order? Your green card contributes absolutely nothing to American economy. Your greencard is in fact, a privilege from the American government. It is laughable that you made that statement in the first place.

I urge you to think back to the time you won the Nobel peace prize in literature, that was a very long time ago. Right now, you are just an ordinary Nigerian to a sensible American. To Donald trump, you are not even worth a second look because the man doesn’t know the importance of being a poet let alone acknowledging you as an award winner.

You will make alot of Nigerians proud by staying away from American affairs and politics, and stick to your wine.

I urge you to challenge the current Nigerian government to action by your  WORDS rather than the USA.  Do endeavour to channel your energy to ensuring that the present government executes its campaign promises, whilst tackling economic recession cum hardship.

 

God bless Nigeria.

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