Over 72 hours after former President Olusegun Obasanjo predicted a revolution in the country, the presidency curiously has yet to respond or make any official statement.
Obasanjo had over the weekend made this assertion at the West African regional conference on youth employment in Dakar, Senegal.
Baba as he is fondly called, stated that the ravaging unemployment in the country had given birth to categories of youth involved in social crimes. He described them as “area boys, Yahoo boys and, recently, Blackberry boys” adding that the danger posed by an army of unemployed youth in Nigeria can only be imagined.
He then went on to say the country may witness a revolution if the present state of the nation is not improved upon. “I’m afraid, and you know I am a General. When a General says he is afraid, that means the danger ahead is real and potent,” OBJ reportedly said
But days after OBJ’s damning verdict, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Rueben Abati and the Assistant To The President On Public Affairs ,Doyin Okupe, the self-styled attack dog of the presidency, have both kept mum – so unlike them.Or are they still putting their thoughts together?
It is a known fact that were it former Military Head of State Muhammadu Buhari or any member of the opposition that made such statement, the press would by now have been flooded with wild responses by image-makers of the Mr President.
Is it that someone is afraid of the Ota farmer? Or someone – for once – decided to look the other way because the Baba’s comment was accepted to be the truth and undisputable?
Well, it’s Just a thought