The United Kingdom, UK, chapter of the All Progressives Congress has renamed the Nigerian National Pledge from ‘I Pledge to Nigeria’, to ‘We pledge to Buhari’.
This, according to commentators, mounts to bestowing their allegiance to the President Muhammadu Buhari, instead of pledging allegiance to the Fatherland as the Constitution stipulates.
According to the information obtained on the chapter’s verified Twitter handle, instead of personalising the oath of allegiance that the pledge represents, the chapter universalized it, using the pronouns ‘We,’ ‘Our,’ ‘Us.’
We pledge to @MBuhari our President
To be faithful loyal and honest
To support @MBuhari with all our strength
To defend his personality
And uphold his integrity and patriotism
So help us GOD
DAILY NIGERIAN observes that the national pledge is an oath of allegiance or a solemn promise to support the country and is usually recited after the national anthem.
However, APC UK chapter has renamed the pledge after Mr Buhari, transferring their allegiance to him.