The Presidency has charged Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for 2023, with establishing a position for himself as the “opposition-in-chief” to President Bola Tinubu and his administration.
According to Bayo Onanuga, Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information & Strategy, Atiku accepted the new position as a result of his long-standing desire to rule Nigeria not coming true.
In a statement he issued, Onanuga, however, said Atiku was doing a poor job by offering pedestrian and uninformed interventions on the economy and other matters of public concerns.
According to Onanuga: “Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has certainly found a new hobby to keep himself busy, having failed to achieve his lifelong ambition of becoming the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He is increasingly carving for himself the role of opposition-in-chief to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his government.
“However, we notice that the former Vice-President, just like in his political contests, is also doing a poor job of it, offering pedestrian and uninformed interventions on our economy and other matters of public concerns.
“Atiku’s latest diatribe was another uncharitable commentary on the state of the economy and the efforts of the President Bola Tinubu administration in remoulding it for sustained prosperity.”