BEARS: Buhari’s Disabled Pigeon
Pigeons are meant to fly. If they don’t, something is really wrong. The doves, otherwise known as white pigeons, released by the President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony, refused to fly despite multiple attempts by the President, thereby sparking a debate as to why the pigeon did not fly.
Buhari opened the birdcage at the National Arcade, picked up one of the doves, and threw it into the air but the bird landed on the cage and refused to fly.
The ritual of releasing doves is to commemorate the life of a departed loved one and is common at significant events like funerals or memorials. It also signifies peace.
Some analysts have argued that there was no power in Buhari’s throw, others say the pigeon is disabled. Some Nigerians say this incident has a deeper meaning, but others say it is a reflection of Buhari’s failures as a President. Who do you think this means?