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Joe Igbokwe Condemns Aisha Yesufu for Disrespecting National Anthem

Joe Igbokwe, a prominent member of the All Progressives Congress, has criticized activist Aisha Yesufu for what he perceives as disrespectful behavior towards the new national anthem.

Yesufu, known for her activism, refused to sing the national anthem “Nigeria, We Hail Thee” at an event, choosing to sit while others stood to honor the anthem.

In a video she posted on X on Friday, the co-convener of the BringBackOurGirls advocacy group can be seen sitting while the new national anthem was being recited. Captioning the video, she wrote: “#NotMyNationalAnthem.”

Reacting on his Facebook page on Saturday, Igbokwe condemned Yesufu’s behavior as “nonsensical” and warned that her actions may harm her and her family. He wrote, “Aisha Yesufu cannot respect the National Anthem. Let us see where all the nonsensical behavior will take her. She may not understand the damage she is doing to herself and her family. Continue.”

President Tinubu signed the National Anthem Bill 2024 into law on Wednesday, restoring “Nigeria, We Hail Thee” as the national anthem.

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