- Femi Adesina has declared that the pigeons released by President Buhari didn’t fly based on natural phenomenon
- The presidential aide made this known on Friday, January 22, in his weekly piece
- Adesina said the refusal of the pigeon to fly has nothing to do with the fortune or otherwise of the country
Following the controversy that greeted the refusal of pigeons released by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, January 15, in Abuja during the Armed Forces Remembrance Day, to fly, the presidency has finally spoken.
Legit.ng reports that the special adviser to Buhari on media and publicity, Femi Adesina, on Friday, January 22, in an article on his Facebook page titled: ‘Reflection from a wreath-laying ceremony,’ described the pigeons' refusal to fly as 'a natural phenomenon.'
“Now, something for those who twist my every word, turn it upside down, to generate hatred. Something for them to wail about. The release of the pigeons.
"At every Armed Forces Remembrance Day, after the laying of the wreaths, the sitting President releases some pigeons, to symbolize peace in the land. Emblems of National harmony. It was not different last Friday."
“President Buhari opened the cage that held the pigeons, about a score or so. One hesitated, then flew, followed by another. The others temporized a bit. And then, two, three minutes later, they all took to the sky. Nothing extraordinary in the development, you would think.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that as Nigeria celebrated the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance on Friday, January 15, President Buhari opened the birdcage at the National Arcade, picked up one of the doves, and threw it into the air but the bird landed atop the cage and refused to fly.
It was reported that though some of the pigeons later flew when President Buhari was on his way back to his seat, their refusal to fly when the president released them attracted reactions on social media.
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Source: Legit Newspaper