“He Found a New Hobby”: Presidency Blasts Atiku Over Criticism of Tinubu’s Govt

“He Found a New Hobby”: Presidency Blasts Atiku Over Criticism of Tinubu’s Govt

  • The presidency has replied to Atiku Abubakar and the PDP's lamentations about the current state of the nation
  • Bayo Onanuga insisted that Tinubu was not going to perform magic overnight, noting that he was focused on fixing Nigeria and reviving the economy, which would take time
  • The APC chieftain said Atiku's new hobby was criticising Tinubu's government since he failed to secure the presidency in 2023

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Amid soaring inflation rates and food insecurity, the presidency has maintained that Nigerians enjoy the lowest living costs in Africa.

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Presidency disagrees with Atiku over harsh economic realities under Tinubu. Photo credit: Atiku Abubakar, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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On Sunday, February 4, it claimed that the administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was focused on "solving Nigeria's economic and security challenges," and while admitting that Tinubu's reforms would cause "immediate pains, but will usher in an era of prosperity in the medium and long terms."

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Bayo Onanuga, the special adviser to the president on information and strategy, made these assertions in a statement titled 'Atiku Abubakar and his new hobby' and posted on his X account.

Onanuga's response followed accusations from Atiku Abubakar, the flagbearer of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election, who said Tinubu's economic policies were dashing hopes, creating pain, and causing despair among Nigerians.

Onanuga wrote:

"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.

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"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."

Why Tinubu may lose re-election in 2027

Legit.ng reported earlier that an APC chieftain, Salihu Lukman, made a strong revelation about the chances of the APC in the 2027 election.

Lukman disclosed that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu was at risk of losing re-election in the 2027 poll.

Speaking with newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday, December 13, he dropped the hint of an impending rebellion among the ranks of the party in no distant time from now.

Source: Legit.ng

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