Oluwo of Iwoland, Oba Abdul-Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, Telu I, has warned those calling for revolution to respect the Nigerian Constitution.
The Oluwo further warned the revolutionary agitators to be sensitive to the nation’s fragile unity and know that the moves can cause unrest in the nation.
In a statement by his media aide, Ali Ibrahim, the Monarch, who described the agitators as unpatrioric, said “corrective protest is not alien to our democracy,” adding “sore losers are asking for a revolution to destablize.the nation.”
Describing the call for revolution as ill time, Oba Akanbi advised the agitators to utilize their energy positively and complementim the current government’s efforts at achieving a better Nigeria.
He also advised the agitators to device constructive means in criticising government and leaders and not “an outright condemnation that could invite public unrest.”
The monarch said he was disappointed a candidate in the last general election could immediately called for a revolution instead of lending a complementary contributions to take the country out of her insecurity challenge.
He said: “The call for revolution at this fragile moment is not patriotic, it is out of love, uncivilized, non digital and anti- people. Revolution can consume the nation, sensing the fragility of our current security situation. We should behave moderately, act patriotically and complement government at addressing their perceived weaknesses. Let the world see us as enlightened and not conspirators.
“As an aspirant in the last general election, I expect collaboration, fusion and constructive criticisms where necessary. I see the mastermind of the revolution as an asset. He can be part of the system, if he can’t be, there are better ways of making impact. He should be more tutored, study the situation and respect our togetherness.
“For example, if I contest against someone and lost the contest. Should I because of that shut down his administration because he won the contest? No, is that what the opponent does in advanced nations? If you see the government as your adversary, you can write epistle
“I want to appeal to Nigerian youths, especially the jobless to respect the law, be patriotic and complement leader’s effort at achieving Nigeria of our dream. Good governance is a gradual process. If what you wish is not what is obtainable, you can wait at the poll not revolution that could consume the nation.
“We need peace not blood. We need togetherness not secession. We need unity love not hatred. We need complement not divide. So, the time is now for us to contribute to nation’s buulding. This task is left to all of us.”
He admonished human rights activists in Nigeria to borrow leaf from their counterparts in advanced nations, noting that “head cutting is never solution to headache.”
Oba Akanbi also implored Nigerians, especially the politicians to exercise political maturity in their conducts in.order to strengthen the nation’s democracy.