Alhaji Abubakar Tsav has declared his support for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari and had described anyone complaining about his government as an enemy of Nigerians. The elder statesman described anyone who disagrees with the president as an enemy of the country.
Alhaji Abubakar Tsav defended the policies of president Muhammadu Buhari which he described as necessary. He blamed the previous administration for throwing Nigeria into a mess. The president has come under criticism due to the economic hardship the country is going through.
Tribune reports that the former commissioner of police in Lagos insisted that in a period like this, the country needed someone like Buhari to come and clear the mess caused by the previous administration. Tsav noted that the anti-corruption crusade championed by President Buhari was a needed tonic to clear the country off the toxic left by the Peoples Democratic Party. He said: “Nigeria needs a leader like President Buhari to restructure Nigeria.
The policies made so far, as well as anti- corruption crusade are needed tonic to get out of the problems we have found ourselves. “Those complaining now are enemies of Nigeria. In a situation like this, before we get things right, there must be pangs of inconvenience and thereafter there is light at the end of tunnel. That is why I am appealing for patience, because everything will soon be right.” “The way out is to continue to honour those who served this nation so as to boost the morale of Nigerians and encourage dignity of labour. But not to heap praises on those looters who have destroyed the country.
“Also, let the present administration strengthen the anti-corruption agencies to deal with all those corrupt leaders. “Let me emphasise that President Muhammadu Buhari is doing the best thing in this direction and I appeal to Nigerians to be patient with him because the rot had been too much and to fix it will take a long time. But I think we are in a better hand to get out of the mess, which the past administration has thrown us into.”
The elder statesman noted that Nigeria’s problem “started when military took over on flimsy excuses that the then politicians were corrupt. This was the narrative the military used to rubbish the then politicians. “Whereas, these people were trained under the colonial masters and they have moral value; highly disciplined, honest, selfless service were the hallmark of this set of people.” Meanwhile, the PDP described late head of state General Sani Abacha as a better leader in Nigerian history than President Buhari after the DSS raids on Supreme Court judges. The party accused the president of trampling on the rule of law and destroying the balance in the separation of powers in the political system with interference in the activities of the judiciary and the legislature.