Nigerian Nobel Prize winner Wole Soyinka has said he will not destroy his U.S. residency permit just yet, despite a pre-election pledge to tear his green card if Donald Trump was elected president.
“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,” Soyinka said.
The famous author had vowed last week in a filmed conversation with students at Oxford University in the UK to destroy his residency permit – which is prized by many African immigrants to the US – in the event Trump won the elections.
Trump, who was the Republican party candidate, shocked pollsters by defeating Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in Tuesday’s vote.
The businessman and former reality television star secured victories in key swing states, capitalizing on an anti-establishment feeling among voters to win out against his more experienced rival.