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Why I refused to stand, recited reverted National anthem at event – Aisha Yesufu

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Human rights activist Aisha Yesufu has explained why she sat down while the new National Anthem was being recited at an event.

Aisha was recently captured in a video sitting and refusing to stand up when a recitation of the new National Anthem occurred.

When asked by a journalist why he was sitting, she responded that as far as she is concerned, there is no such thing as a new and old National Anthem, as the only anthem she recognises is the ‘Arise, O Compatriots.’

The activist berated politicians for being concerned about petty issues rather than more pressing ones such as the dwindling GDP, poor security, and mass exit of companies from Nigeria.

She maintained that she doesn’t acknowledge the ‘We Hail Thee’ anthem, and only knows ‘Arise, O Compatriots’.

“As far as I’m concerned, there’s only one national anthem. I’m going to sit down if the ‘Nigeria, we hail thee’ anthem is played at any event,” she said in part.



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