Pigeons released by Imo governor also refused to fly at Armed Forces Remembrance Day (VIDEO)


The pigeons released by Imo state governor, Hope Uzodinma, at the Armed Forces Remembrance Day ceremony on Friday, also refused to fly.

The same incident had played out in Abuja when President Muhammadu Buhari released the birds during the day fallen soldiers are remembered.

Buhari had opened the birdcage at the National Arcade, picked up one of the doves, otherwise known as white pigeons, and thrown it into the air but the bird landed atop the cage and refused to fly despite multiple attempts by the President.

Buhari, who was eager to let the white pigeons fly, opened the roof of the cage in a bid to send them all out but the birds remained adamant and decided to sit on top of the cage’s roof.

At the same ceremony in Imo, governor Uzodinma, had picked up the birds and as he was throwing them up, they were landing on the floor.
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.

The refusal of the birds to fly has sparked reactions on social media.

Singer Kelechi Orji, better known as Kelly Hansome, who is from Imo state, blamed the development on the controversial Supreme Court ruling that made Uzodinma Governor.

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