“A Sprinkle Of Young Boys And Girls…” – Femi Adesina Calls #RevolutionNow...

“A Sprinkle Of Young Boys And Girls…” – Femi Adesina Calls #RevolutionNow A Child’s Play

Abayomi Olonisakin, Femi Adesina

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina has described the #RevolutionNow protests as a child play.

The protest, led by former presidential candidate Omoyele Sowore, took place on August 5, 2020 in Lagos and Abuja, a year after the first protest held.

While speaking on Channels TV on Thursday August 6, 2020, Adesina said the protest does not have what it takes to be called a revolution.

He said: “Well, was it really a protest? By my estimation, it just seemed like a child’s play because protests by their very nature are spontaneous things, mass things. These are just a sprinkle of people trying to be funny. As far as I am concerned, it is nothing to worry about.

“A revolution is always a mass thing, not a sprinkle of young boys and girls you saw yesterday in different parts of the country. I think it was just a funny thing to call it a revolution protest.”

“In a country of 200 million people and if you see a sprinkle of people saying they are doing a revolution, it was a child’s play.”

When asked if the seriousness of a protest is determined only by size, Adesina added;

“Well, it will always matter because if you said it was a revolution, revolutions by definition are quite well known.

“Revolution is something that turns the normal order. What happened yesterday, would you call it a revolution? It was just an irritation, just an irritation and some people want to cause irritation in the country and what I will say is when things boil over, they boil over because you continue to heat them.

“When you see pockets of heating up in the country, eventually they culminate in a boiling over. So, Nigerians need to know that the country we get is what we use our hands to build.”


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