Atiku said Tinubu turned the climate change summit into an Owambe party when Nigerians were demanding integrity and accountability.
President Bola Tinubu has been lambasted by the 2023 presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar.
Atiku slammed Tinubu over the huge number of Nigerian delegates to the ongoing COP28 Climate Change Summit in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
In a statement on Sunday by his spokesman, Paul Ibe, Atiku said Tinubu turned the climate change summit into an Owambe party when Nigerians were demanding integrity and accountability.
The former vice president alleged that Tinubu did not understand nor appreciate the enormity of the economic ruin that the country 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.
He said: “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.”