Many African leaders lack patience like Buhari – Arewa youths

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Northern youths, under the aegis of Arewa Youth Leaders Forum (AYLF), have called on Nigerians to support the President Muhammadu Buhari led-administration, instead of joining his ‘enemies’ to destroy the country for selfish reasons.

The youths specifically hailed President Buhari for not flaming up when his, Aisha recently criticized his government in an interview.

Addressing newsmen on Thursday in Abuja, national president of the group, Alhaji Abubakar Abubakar said the support Nigerians gave to Mr President should be extended to the military to win the war against terrorism.

He commended President Buhari for his towering credentials in the war against terrorism and extremism that had manifested in the release of 21 Chibok Girls and other persons once held hostage by the dreaded Boko Haram terror group.

According to him, that the country had not sunk completely was due largely to the timely intervention of President Buhari.

Abubakar also commended the President for his commitment to democracy in the country, saying “it is unprecedented that the wife of a sitting President should publicly criticise his administration, yet he did not flinch.”

He said: “No doubt, several things are wrong. A lot of things can be better. But notwithstanding, our lot is not entirely bad, neither is our outlook bleak. Part of what we need is perspective.

He said despite the criticisms that had trailed the President’s anti-corruption war, the results had been positive.

According to him, “the clampdown on senior judges alleged to be corrupt is a testimony that Mr President will stop at nothing to ensure that corruption does not deny citizens of their rights. A land where justice is for sale cannot be adjudged be to democratic; so, Mr President has in essence strengthened democracy.

“We recognise that criticisms trailed this beaming of the anti-corruption searchlight on the judiciary. The array of comments, commendation, condemnation and other positions – whether positive or negative are indicative of a government that allows the greatest dividend of democracy, the freedom to be part of governance through vibrant contributions.

“Even family members, as was the case with Mrs Aisha Buhari’s recent BBC interview, are part of the criticism. We salute Mr President for this unrivalled democratic precedence that allows everyone to make the intervention in governance. We hail Mr President for his democratic posture and respect for rule of law and all the basic norms of democracy.

“This is bearing in mind that it takes a true Democrat like President Buhari not to flinch when members of his family criticise his activities. This is what many African leaders lack and our president has shown recently that he is exactly what is needed to move any democratic society forward.”

Via Daily Post

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