The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 elections, Atiku Abubakar has tackled President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on his recent private trip to France.
Atiku on his X handle on Tuesday asked President Tinubu to step aside if the shoes of governance have proven too big for him.
The former vice President mocked the President for embarking on a ‘private’ foreign trip at a time when the nation’s capital, Abuja, and other parts of the country appear to be at the mercy of armed kidnapping gangs, adding that he is playing the fiddle while Nigeria is drowning in the ocean of insecurity.
He stated that Nigeria does not need another tourist-in-chief but round-the-clock leadership to confront the pervasive insecurity and collapsing economy.
Atiku said, “Tinubu is playing fiddle while Nigeria is drowning in the ocean of insecurity.
“To imagine that the Commander-in-Chief is on a so-called private visit while kidnappers kill a nursing mother and grandmother in Abuja for failing to pay N90m ransom and two monarchs in Ekiti, among other regular tragedies besetting Nigerians.”
“If the shoes are too big for Emilokan, he should step aside. Nigeria does not need another Tourist-in-Chief.”
“The country needs 24/7 leadership to confront the pervasive insecurity and collapsing economy.”