The Atiku-Okowa Presidential Campaign Organisation claims that the current economic struggles in Nigeria can be attributed to the entitlement mentality of the All Progressives Congress’ Presidential candidate, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu. In a statement released by the Campaign’s Spokesperson, Kola Ologbondiyan, on Saturday in Abuja, Tinubu was accused of leading a campaign against the gradual removal of fuel subsidies and for causing the increase in fuel payment without any evidence of increased consumption.
The Campaign also pointed out Tinubu’s silence on the issue of crude oil theft, which is causing Nigeria to lose over 400,000 barrels of oil per day and costing the nation over N23 billion daily and N6 trillion annually. Ologbondiyan alleges that Tinubu is not concerned about fuel and currency scarcity but only worried about his ambition to turn Nigeria into his personal economic empire.
The Campaign further stated that under the current government, led by Tinubu and his party, inflation and unemployment have risen, and millions of Nigerians have lost their jobs and struggle to afford their daily meals due to the high cost of living. Tinubu was also criticized for not offering any words of comfort or advice to the government when Nigerians began to take their own lives or leave the country in search of better opportunities.
The Spokesperson also stressed the need to ask Tinubu what he has done to address the issues of rising insecurity, including banditry, kidnapping, and terrorism, as well as the increasing number of Internally Displaced Persons and the astronomical rise in Nigeria’s debt. Ologbondiyan believes that Tinubu is not interested in the country’s national challenges but only in his Presidential aspirations and that Nigerians will reject him in the upcoming elections on February 25.