August 21, 2019
Politics

Revolution now: There is need for caution – Olapade Agoro

Federal Government has been lauded over its decision to stall the proposed Omoyele Sowore”s “revolution now” protest across the country. 

An elder statesman, Dr Olapade Agoro stated this in Ibadan in an interview with Radio Nigeria while speaking on the state of the nation.

An elder statesman, Dr Olapade Agoro stated this in Ibadan in an interview with Radio Nigeria while speaking on the state of the nation.

Dr Agoro said any serious government would act fast to avoid anarchy. Dr Agoro explained that Sowore should be aware of the implications of calling for revolution and mobilizing people to take to the streets.

Dr Agoro said any serious government would act fast on any move to topple it, standing firm with the government for ensuring that the convener of the planned revolution was arrested before the situation degenerated. 

‘Dr Agoro explained that Sowore should be aware of the implications of his actions.

“I see it as a child joke, there is a difference between protest and revolution. Protest is normal in any democracy but when you say revolution, no reasonable government would handle such situation with kid gloves. Though Sowore has no gun, but the situation should be handled seriously because he was a student union leader, also he is a prolific writer who has Aljazeera as a weapon. Nobody knew what he was planning and probably what he was up to, bearing in mind that he contested with President Buhari in the last general election” he said.

The elder statesman said he would have done what the government did if he found himself in the shoes of the government on the matter.

“I would have done exactly what Buhari did, if Sowore had been the president, he would have done the same or even worse. It was ill timed and not well intended at all”

Dr Agoro however, charged the government to be lenient with the man as he could have misused the word “revolution” for “protest”.

“I want to plead that the Federal Government should be a little bit temperate about the whole issue. The term revolution is a misapplied word”

Adedayo Adelowo

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