Femi Adesina: #RevolutionNow protest is a child's play fueled by irritants/ Adesina

Femi Adesina, Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the #RevolutionNow protest remains a child's play fueled by irritants.

Several members of the movement were on Wednesday arrested after staging demonstrations in Lagos and Abuja.

The movement, inspired by publisher of Sahara Reporters, an online media, Omoyele Sowore, claims it is protesting against Buhari's failure in tackling deeply-rooted issues in the country.

But while appearing on a Channels Television programme on Thursday, Adesina said the fact that only few youths participated in the protest showed it cannot be termed revolution.

His words: “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.

“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.”