#RevolutionNow protests mere child’s play – Femi Adesina

Femi Adesina

Presidential spokesman Femi Adesina has described the RevolutionNow protests as “child’s play” and “irritation”.

Mr Adesina stated this on Thursday during an appearance on Channels TV’s breakfast show, Sunrise Daily.

The protests held in several parts of the country on Wednesday, although those held in Abuja and Lagos became the highlights after several arrests were made.

Adesina said the protests were only carried out by a few persons and cannot be seen as a revolution.

“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,” he said.

“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.

“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.”