Nigerians Too Scared For Revolution – Amaechi

rotimi-amaechi1Governor Rotimi Amaechi, Rivers State has ruled out the possibility of a violent revolution in the country.

Amaechi spoke in Ekiti State on Saturday at the second Nigeria Symposium for Young and Emerging Leaders.

Amaechi said many Nigerians are accustomed to suffering rather than pushing for a change.

Amaechi who said Nigeria has experienced worse situations than what led to revolution in some other countries, revealed that he was certain those who gathered to protest against the removal of oil subsidy in January 2012 would flee immediately the President drafted soldiers to the Freedom Park in Lagos and other states to quell the uprising.

He said, “Yes, revolution can happen outside Nigeria. But here, I do not think so. Tell me what happened in Sudan, Libya, Zimbabwe and other countries that have not happened here. Our elasticity has no limit. You do not pray for electricity to be regular but you know that some Nigerians pray ‘God, let the light be stable today.’ We pray without working to solve our problems and we think God will do what we are supposed to do for us.”

Noting that it takes courage to make any change, he said those who were truly seeking a change would never be afraid of guns.

He was however not in support of the call for the disintegration of the country, saying there were many advantages in being together.

The symposium, organised by The Future Project, was attended by Ekiti State Governor Kayode Fayemi, Prof. Pat Utomi, Chief Executive Officer of Sahara Group, Mr. Tonye Cole, and representative of Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan, among others.