Prince Tony Momoh, a former Minister of Information on Wednesday said anyone calling for a revolution in Nigeria should be confronted and dealt with by the federal government.
Speaking in a chat with Daily Independent, Momoh said while the constitution guarantees freedom of speech, using a strong word as revolution and inciting the people to topple a democratically elected government should not be condoned.
Reacting to the arrest of Omoyele Sowore, the convener of the Revolution Now protest, Momoh said anyone calling for a revolution is looking for trouble and should be dealt with in accordance with the laws of the land.
When you say revolution, it’s not child’s play especially when Omoyele Sowore who is coordinating it and calling for revolution is being quoted as saying what happened Egypt and Tunisia will be a child’s play compared to what will happen in Nigeria”.
“I am even surprised that some people will say there is freedom of association. There is nothing wrong with freedom of association. It is guaranteed”.
“But when you say ‘revolution’, you are not joking anymore. And any government that is sensible should stand up and confront those who want a revolution”.
“How can you be calling for a revolution and say a democratically elected government should be toppled? Anybody saying that is looking for trouble and should be confronted”.