A Senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District in the upper chamber, Senator Buruji Kashamu has disagreed with the critics of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration , urging them to shun destructive criticism. Kashamu who himself is a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, said rather than aiming at destroying Buhari’s administration, his government should be criticised constructively and without any malice. The lawmaker stated this in Ijebu-Igbo during a meeting/empowerment programme for the members of the Omo Ilu Foundation and PDP loyalists from the three senatorial districts of Ogun State, where cars, buses and motorcycles were distributed to various beneficiaries.
According to him, now that Buhari has been elected the country’s president, all hands should be on deck, regardless of political affiliation to ensure the success of his administration.He said, “President Muhammadu Buhari is on course. Why it looks as if there are some dislocations is because of the blockage of lose funds and sources of financial leakages in the system. I am persuaded that in a short while things will pick up. Nigerians should not allow politicians to deceive them. We tend to play politics with everything. We forget that the elections or campaigns are over. Now, we have a government in place. We should rise above selfish and narrow partisan interest and join hands to build our country by offering constructive advicejust as some senior citizens like Prof. Wole Soyinka and Chief Emeka Anyaoku have done. We have no other country than Nigeria. “These eminent Nigerians have suggested that the Federal Government should organise a national economic summit and tap from the wealth of experience of the experts. Those are the kind of advice anyone that means well should give and not play politics with everything and pretend as if we are better when we are not. “I challenge those who are fond of mindlessly criticising the President to show me a proof of what they have done to improve the economy of their states. Is the allocation from the Federation Accountnot the mainstay source of their states’ revenue? How tolerant are they of the opposition in their states? So, if they pull down the Federal Government, don’t they know that they would have also taken their states and their people back by several years? They should know that it is easier to destroy than to build.”
While throwing his weight behind the emergence of the new National Chairman, Senator Alli Modu Sheriff, Kashamu enjoined the loyalists of the Party to allow him the chance to prove that he’s capable of being the leader of the main opposition party. He described the emergence of Senator Alli-Modu Sheriff as the chairman of the Party as the best option for the party noting “PDP needs somebody who is solid, courageous and formidable to lead it at this critical time.”