The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has criticized President Bola Tinubu over his huge entourage to the ongoing COP28 Climate Change Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Atiku said Tinubu turned the global change summit into an ‘Owambe’ all-comers jamboree with his large entourage.
In a statement by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, Atiku said Tinubu did not understand nor appreciate the enormity of the economic ruin that Nigeria is facing due to his failed economic policies.
According to Atiku: “How will the head of a government turn a conference of climate change to a jamboree, all-comers and ‘owambe’ party of over 1,400 delegates? It is ridiculous and a confirmation that he is still in a slumber as far as governance is concerned.
“The economic dire straits that Nigeria is facing demand that its leaders cut their coats according to the cloth available. It makes no sense for us to continue to borrow money to throw a street party outside the country.
“The leader of the Nigerian delegation should be reminded: COP28UAE is about improving lives, about clean air and water, healthy food, for all people, for nature, for a safe and secure future, and not for a jamboree of over 1,400 Owambe delegates.”