President Bola Tinubu has come under fire from Atiku Abubakar, the 2023 Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, for bringing a sizable entourage to the ongoing COP28 Climate Change Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
According to Atiku, Tinubu’s big entourage converted the global change conference into a “Owambe” all-comers jamboree.
According to a statement released by his spokesperson, Paul Ibe, Atiku claimed Tinubu was unaware of the severity of the economic catastrophe Nigeria is currently experiencing as a result of his misguided economic policies.
According to Atiku, the goals of the COP28 conference are not to throw a jamboree party but rather to improve people’s lives, preserve nature, provide clean air and water, and provide wholesome food for everybody.
“How will the head of a government turn a climate change conference into an all-comers’ jamboree and ‘owambe’ party of over 1,400 delegates?” asks Atiku. It is absurd and further evidence that, in terms of governance, he is still asleep.
Nigeria’s leaders must cut their coats to fit the available cloth due to the country’s terrible economic conditions. It is absurd that we should keep taking out loans in order to host a street celebration abroad.
“It is important to remind the head of the Nigerian delegation that the purpose of COP28UAE is not to host a jamboree of more than 1,400 Owambe delegates, but rather to improve lives, promote healthy eating and air and water quality, and benefit all people and the environment.”