Editor-in-Chief of the New Crusading Guide, Abdul Malik Kweku Baako Jnr has warned against the alleged demand for a revolution by some Nigerian protesters.
He stated that the ousting of the government may result in unwanted consequences which may have a long lasting effect.
Speaking on Newsfile, he said the existence of contemporary security challenges in the country makes it a “very explosive mix” which will affect the entire west coast and possibly the entire continent when unleashed.
“I have a challenge with some with voices now talking about a regime change, overhaul of the system, more or less a revolutionary change and I said “Be careful” because we have seen all these before and in our Ghanaian context on a very limited scale anger fuelled some of the uprising and insurrections we’ve had.”
“At the end of the day, those processes don’t benefit us. We had to come back to democratic constitutional consolidation. In all its imperfections and limitations, we prefer that to the earlier one,” he said Saturday.
Citing Lybia, Mr Kweku Baako argued that the aftermath of such actions may leave the country in a bad state than before.
The veteran journalist further noted that the absence of a leader to negotiate on behalf of the protesters behalf may discredit their cause.
“It is dangerous because if there is a leadership who is deliberately hiding, it is not good enough. Because in terms of negotiations, dialoguing and concession, it becomes difficult. Also, the state actors begin to suspect that this is not a genuine movement, “he told host, Samson Lardi Ayenini.
However, he called on the government to look at the root cause of their agitations.
“Internally, the Nigeria government must refocus. In spite of all the challenges and agitation by the protesters, the government must understand that there is an endemic challenge and that this protest does not come out of a vacuum,” he said, Saturday.
He further criticised the use of violence by some protesters as this contradicts the purpose of their agitation
This comes after protests erupted across Nigeria over the actions of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SRAS) in the discharge of their duties.
What started as a call for police reformed went on to become a full-blown demand for better governance which has been characterised by sporadic cases of violence against both security forces and protesters.