Reno Omokri, a prominent human rights activist, today replied to a comment attributed to the Master of Ceremony at the 2021 Nigerian Armed Forces Remembrance Day where the MC allegedly said “anything white means peace.” The former presidential aide believed that, on the part of the MC, it signifies an inferiority complex.
Today marks another Armed Forces Remembrance Day, as it is often done annually, which is often used to remember past Nigerian military men who served their fatherland and who have gone to the great beyond. General Muhammadu Buhari, President of Nigeria, had graced the occasion and was seen releasing doves at one point during the gathering, but the doves seemed unready to fly.
And while reacting to the creation of his verified Twitter account, Reno Omokri, considered to be an outspoken critic of the Buhari-led government, said that he was ashamed to hear the Master of Ceremony say that white means peace, as it demonstrates complex inferiority. He was also wondering what black would mean if white meant peace.
On his verified Twitter handle, he had written, ““Anything whitish signifies peace!” I was so ashamed to hear this from the MC at Nigeria’s Armed Forces Remembrance Day. Imagine the inferiority complex! No wonder the doves refused to fly. If White signifies peace, then what does Black signify?”
See his tweet below:
The ritual of releasing doves is often used to commemorate the life of a departed loved one and is common at significant events like funerals or memorials. However, this is not the first time a Nigerian President would release doves which would refuse to fly as you would recall that the same scenario played out during the Jonathan-led administration as well.