Chief Afe Babalola, Founder of Afe Babalola University Ado Ekiti (ABUAD) has urged the Federal Government to negotiate and immediately meet the demands of the protesters to avoid revolution.
He went on further to caution Mr President on the dangers of the Inspector General of Police confronting Protesters, as it might just lead to a revolution.
“It’s sad that our police authorities could stoop so low to have attacked Nigerians protesting against brutality, extortion and harassment by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad.
“Protest is a legitimate way of expressing opinions concerning government actions or inactions. The rights to peaceful assembly and freedom of expression are guaranteed under the constitution as fundamental rights.
“So, it’s fundamental that people should have a right to protest. Our youths took to the streets protesting because there is something paining them.
“They are telling the people in power that there’s pain. The pain may be poverty, unemployment, corruption and what the police is doing. And so no sensible government will not react to it.
“It is expedient that the Government should negotiate immediately and meet their demands to avert revolution.”