Did Bola Tinubu call for revolution during Jonathan’s Administration?
Aug. 07, 2019
The arrest of Omoyele Sowore by the operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on Saturday at about 1:00 a.m. will continue to generate reactions and condemnation from critics of President Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC).
Sowore, the founder of Sahara Reporters, an online news platform was calling for an end to corruption, poor leadership and insecurity in the country through #RevolutionNow.
But he was quoted to have made inciting statement that could instigate disorderliness and disturb public peace.
He has been in detention while some of those who were optimistic that the revolution could bring the desired change attempted to embark on the protest, some of them were arrested.
While APC supporters and Buharists condemned the revolution protest, critics had posted several comments culled from what Buhari and APC heavyweights said when PDP was in power, alluding to their support for a revolution against the former ruling party.
One of such references that caught our attention was posted by a Twitter user by the name Pr Philip OG Ekpere. He claimed that the National Leader of All Progressive Congress (APC) Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu called for a revolution in 2014. Dr Goodluck Jonathan was the president at the time.
Bullion van driving into the residence of Bola Tinubu. Source: nigerian memo
He had said that many years of misrule by successive PDP presidents had continued to sink the country further into crisis in a statement titled “A Return to Decency.”
APC won the general election that followed.