COP 28: Tinubu’s delegation replete with ‘mistresses’ – PDP

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has condemned President Bola Tinubu’s large entourage to the ongoing United Nations Climate Change conference, taking place in Dubai. Nigeria has 1, 141 delegates, the fourth largest contingent to the conference.

The PDP said the Nigerian contingents comprised “cronies, political minions and their mistresses.” It added there presence was a “huge expense to the nation.”

The PDP said “the Tinubu-led APC administration is wasteful, frivolous and reckless … especially at a time Nigerians are yearning for prudent management of resources to achieve the desired infrastructural regeneration, job creation and revamping of the economy.”

“The feeble attempt by the Presidency to rationalise the over-bloated delegation by trying to hide under genuine sub-national officials, businesses, journalists and Civil societies who are travelling at their own expense to cover the baggage of cronies, mistresses and other hangers-on associated with the Presidency who are reportedly attending at government’s expense and have no relevance whatsoever at the Conference.

“Our Party and all well-meaning Nigerians are appalled by the level of profligacy inherent in the APC administration whose actions and policies so far are skewed towards the promotion and institutionalisation of corruption.”

The opposition party wondered why President Tinubu would go with a large retinue and at a time when “citizens are dying daily from inability to purchase necessities be willing to fritter its resources and scarce foreign exchange in such a manner?

“It only points to the fact that this administration is not interested in the good of the generality of our citizens but for a select few positioned to fleece the nation’s resources.

“Our Party challenges the Presidency to come clean by making public the names of the official delegation sponsored by the Federal Government to the Conference, the relevance of such individuals to the Conference and the total cost of such sponsorship on the nation.

The PDP “demands that President Tinubu should be ready to refund any Federal Government fund improperly spent to sponsor any individual who has no relevance at the Conference.”


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