Afenifere, a Yoruba socio-cultural organisation, says the criticism of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, is born out of the need to ensure that the government is on the right track.
Pro-democracy activist and National Publicity Secretary of Afenifere, Yinka Odumakin, made this comment while speaking on Channels TV’s Sunday Politics.
The Afenifere spokesperson said if the President Buhari government does the right thing like when it gave national honours to the Chief MKO Abiola, other heroes of Democracy and declared June 12 as the nation’s Democracy Day, then it would receive praise as it did then.
His words: “When they do good things, we say it.
“When this government decided to honour June 12, didn’t we commend it? We did.
“We are not mad people who will see (a) good thing and say it’s bad but we are also not sycophants who will see (a) bad thing and say it’s good,” Odumakin said.
The Afenifere spokesperson, however, doubtful about Buhari’s administration doing more good things in its second term.
Speaking further, Odumakin stressed that he has no other country than Nigeria and is keen to see things improve because “every day that we spend under bad conditions” helps no one and “every day that we spend under good conditions is a plus for all of us”.
The Afenifere spokesman added, “Even if you do not support the government, you will not say that the country should be destroyed. We will be happy if they (the government) get it right.”