Addressing a press conference on Thursday in Abuja, Abubakar Abubakar, president of the group, extolled Buhari for his respect to the rule of law and the principles of democracy.
“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,” Abubakar said.
“The clampdown on senior judges alleged to be corrupt is a testament 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 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 precedent that allows everyone to make 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 it is exactly what is needed to move any democratic society forward.”