Silence of the critics
Sir: The rudderless ship of our nation seems to be sailing on serene waters. In spite of the economic hardship pressing on the heart and mind of the citizens,sanity ranks high in the political front. Critics of the President Buhari administration are singing a more ruminating tune. The conviction is beginning to set in among many that even though he may not be a political wizard, his heart seems to be in a good place. His honesty will draw people with vision closer to him.
It is becoming evident after all that the president has a listening ear to the many woes afflicting our people. Those critical of his government at the beginning are
witnessing a quiet response to the issues. Take the road infrastructure for example; construction work is visible in most of the crucial major highways. Lagos-Ibadan Expressway is a case in point where massive work is going on. Whether the action of the president satisfies the fine prints of the constitution or not, the judiciary is another area where he is making a strong mark that it will not be business as usual.
Arrest of allegedly corrupt judges is still shaking the pillars of the justice system.Issue of ethnicity that bothered most people with his initial outlook in office is
receiving a different view.
The fear that Buhari may go back to his military disposition and choose to wield the tool of banishing dissenting voices has not been remarkably justified.The fact, however, remains that the country needs a vibrant criticism of its leaders. Out of the kaleidoscope of opinions, a distinct directive emerges that will characterise the leadership style. Whipping from critics will not stop till our leaders learn to behave.
Pius Okaneme,Umuoji, Anambra State.
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