Abuja - Some Valentine Day freaks have
expressed joy over the rescheduling of the general elections, saying that with
the recent development, they would now be able to celebrate Lovers' day on Feb.
St Valentine's Day, also known as Lovers' Day, is celebrated
on Feb. 14 in many countries of the world with the exchange of a variety of
gift items including cards, candy and flowers.
Besides gifts, many celebrants use the occasion to wine and
dine at various eateries and hotels.
If the Presidential Election had held on Feb. 14 as
previously scheduled, the 2015 Valentine's Day would have been devoid of the
usual outdoor razzmatazz that accompanies the day, the News Agency of Nigeria
Mrs Rosemary Obiaku, a civil servant, told NAN in Abuja on
Wednesday that this is the first she would celebrating with her husband.
"During our courtship, my husband was the one buying the
gifts and sponsoring the outings.
"The postponement of the election is a welcome development;
so, I will use the occasion to surprise my husband because he believes I am a
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"I will go to the market to buy some things for my husband
but I will hide them until the evening of that day, then I will take him out,’’
Mr Williams Maduka, a businessman, said he had never
bothered about such celebrations but due to the sermons by the priest, he had
decided to shower his wife with gifts.
Maduka said the priest had continued to admonish the men to
buy gifts for their wives at least once a year.
"It was last year that I made a vow to my God that I will
be using the occasion of Valentine to give my wife gifts and if possible, take
her out and this will be the first.
"So the postponement has given me the opportunity to
fulfill my promise and this is going to come as a surprise except, if she reads
this your story,’’ he said.
For Miss Funke Ademola, a businesswoman, the postponement of
the election was like God answering her prayer.
Ademola said she had bought some gifts for her fiancé during
her last trip to London and had kept them for the Valentine Day celebration,
adding that this would be her last celebration as a spinster.