The controversial senator representing Ogun East Senatorial District, Sen. Buruji Kashamu, has advised opposition political parties to refrain from frivolous criticism of the governments.
He also explained why he has not been criticising the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Kasamu, opposition parties should exhibit maturity by maintaining a balanced view on the activities of the present administration and criticising objectively.
Kasamu gave the advice while speaking at an empowerment programme organised by Omo Ilu Foundation at his Ijebu Igbo in Ijebu North Local Government Area of Ogun State.
, where he addressed over four thousand people across the twenty local government areas 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 Treasury Single Account (TSA) and the Bank Verification Number (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.
Kashamu appealed to Nigerians to be patient with the present administration.
“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,” he said.
Speaking about members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), who are currently facing corruption investigations, the senator noted that there was 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 (APC) 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.”