Why I Do Not Criticize President Buhari – Kashamu

Senator Buruji Kashamu, representing Ogun East senatorial district, has explained why he does not criticize President Muhammadu Buhari and called on members of the opposition parties to desist from unnecessary criticism.


According to Kashamu, opposition parties should exhibit maturity by having a balanced view on the activities of the present administration.

Daily Independent reports that the senator expressed his opinion speaking at an empowerment programme organised by Omo Ilu Foundation at his Ijebu Igbo home town, where he addressed over four thousand people across the twenty local government area of the state.

Kashamu scored Buhari’s administration 70% and stressed that he would always support good governance irrespective of party affiliation. However, he noted that some of his associates were unhappy with him supporting the president.

“Opposition is not all about criticising. When a government scores seven out of ten, we should not be shouting about three, we should commend the seven.

“Some associates have quarreled with me for supporting President Buhari; we should separate politics form party.

“I am a PDP member but that does not mean I should not say the truth. Look at the TSA and the BVN. These are good initiatives that are so far successful.

“We must fight corruption to a standstill for us to move forward and I think Buhari is doing fine,” he said.

Calling on Nigerians to be patient with the present administration, Kashamu said:

“Things have really gone bad and it takes time to fix the economy especially with the fall in international oil prices. Buhari is not responsible for the fall so we should be patient with the president.”

Speaking about members of the Peoples Democratic Party who are currently facing corruption investigations, the senator noted that there is a distinction between parties and individuals.

“Parties may give people opportunity to serve but these individuals are responsible for their own action. So PDP, in spite of individuals facing trials, is a party of integrity,” he concluded.
Kashamu was rumoured to have had plans to defect to the All Progressives Congress because of his support for the federal government’s anti-corruption war.

However, the senator denied allegations that he was planning to join the ruling party by saying: “Let me make it abundantly clear that I am not in any way romancing the APC.”


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