Truckload Of ‘Made-in-Nigeria’ Problems Await Tinubu As He Returns
● Onanuga, Atiku engage in blame games
By Elem Kash
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s number one citizen Tuesday night flew back home after spending two weeks in France.
He was received on arrival at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja by high ranking officials, including the Chief of Staff, Femi Gbajabiamila, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, George Akume and the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Barrister Nyesom Wike.
Others were the National Security Adviser, Nuhu Ribadu, Minister of Petroleum (Oil), Heineken Lokpobiri, the Director General of the DSS, Yusuf Bichi and the Governor of Kaduna State, Uba Sani.
The President’s return coincides with a widening rift between the Presidency and the opposition led by Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the Presidential candidate of the PDP.
Atiku is insisting that Tinubu has been very economical with the truth in respect of the reason why life in Nigeria is getting tougher and tougher.
The PDP presidential candidate argues that some of it, if not all of the socio-economic policies and programmes introduced by the Bola Tinubu administration have helped to expose more Nigerians to untold hardship.
Atiku, referred to as the opposition-in-chief, by the Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, is claiming in his latest reaction that he, rather than Tinubu, offered better policy options during the 2023 presidential campaign.
At best, what Tinubu has served the nation and hungry Nigerians, Atiku maintained in his reaction, are “morbid prescriptions.”
Atiku was reacting to Onanuga’s rabid remark, accusing him of attempting to carve a niche for himself at the expense of the ordinary Nigerian people.
While arguments flow back and forth between the Presidency and Atiku, inflation is galloping out of control while the naira continues to weaken everyday against the dollar in the forex market.
National security concerns have continued to mount in parts of the country while the energy sector which has a direct impact on productive activities and lifestyles of the people is unable to cope with growing demand.
The Presidency however dismisses the claims of the PDP, saying that the views of its presidential candidate on the nation’s policy framework are largely skewed.
Onanuga chides Atiku for failing to overcome the hurt, anger and frustration occasioned by his last defeat at the polls.
Recall that the president jetted out of the country just as uncouth killers ramsacked the plateau.
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