COP28: You turned Dubai summit to Owanbe party – Atiku slams Tinubu

The 2023 Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has weighed in on the controversy that has trailed Nigeria’s huge number of delegates at the ongoing COP28 Climate Change Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Nigeria has over 1,400 delegates at the conference, a development that has drawn the ire of the citizens who have constantly been admonished to make sacrifices and tighten their belt.

Reacting to the development, Atiku criticized President Bola Tinubu over his huge entourage, saying the action of the government is at variance with the reality of the nation.

Atiku said Tinubu turned the global change summit into an ‘Owambe’ all-comers jamboree with his large entourage.

Atiku made his position known on the contentious issue in a statement by his spokesman, Paul Ibe.

Atiku said Tinubu was disconmected from the severity of the economic ruin that Nigeria is facing due to his failed economic policies.

Atiku said the COP28 summit is about improving lives, clean air and water, and healthy food for all people, nature, a safe and secure future, and not for a jamboree party.

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.

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