Adesina, President Muhamadu Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity,
has described the RevolutionNow protest which was held in different parts of
the country as an ‘irritation.’
Updates had reported that the Department of State Services on Wednesday,
arrested Olawale Bakare and some co-protesters wearing orange-coloured caps
around Olaiya area of Osogbo, Osun State.
others were arrested by the police and the Nigerian Army in Abuja.
on the incident, Adesina in an interview with Channels Tv on Thursday, said it
was funny to call such protest a revolution.
to him, revolution protests by their nature are meant to turn the normal order.
happened yesterday was just an irritation. They are just a sprinkle of people
trying to be funny. As far as I am concerned it is nothing to be concerned
When you talk of revolution, it is always a mass team not those sprinkle
of young boys and girls we saw in different parts of the Country. I think it is
just a funny thing to call it a revolution protest.
stand by my statement that what we saw was child’s play. In a country of 200
million people, if you see that sprinkle of people saying they are doing a
revolution match then it was like a child’s play,” he said.
asked if the government determines how it reacts to protests by the size of
people involved, Adesina affirmed, saying the size of the protesters will always
added,”revolution are points well known. it is something that turns the normal
order. What happened yesterday was just an irritation.”