Economic Policy Critique.. Atiku Challenges Tinubu’s Approach

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In a noteworthy exchange of views, former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general election, Atiku Abubakar, has sharply criticized what he perceives as the evident failures of President Bola Tinubu’s economic policies. Atiku’s remarks come in response to what he considers a lackluster defense by the presidency regarding Tinubu’s handling of Nigeria’s economic challenges.

Atiku’s media adviser, Paul Ibe, conveyed these sentiments in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday. He highlighted the perceived shortcomings in the presidency’s response, particularly its failure to provide a credible defense of Tinubu’s economic strategies. Instead, Ibe noted, the response resorted to insults and name-calling, indicative of a lack of substantive rebuttal.

The statement further emphasized Atiku’s contention that his policy proposals offer a stark contrast to what he views as Tinubu’s inadequate measures. Atiku’s policy document, titled “My Covenant With Nigerians,” lays out a comprehensive roadmap for socio-political and economic transformation. In contrast to Tinubu’s approach, Atiku’s policies aim to address the challenges facing the nation and foster prosperity through clearly defined strategies.

Specifically regarding the economy, Atiku’s policy document delineates the existing challenges and presents a vision for revitalizing economic growth and fostering prosperity. The document offers substantive prescriptions aimed at placing the economy on a sustainable trajectory.

Moreover, Atiku’s camp challenges the notion that all major presidential candidates supported the withdrawal of subsidy on Premium Motor Spirit (PMS). This suggests a divergence in policy stances among candidates, highlighting the need for nuanced approaches to addressing economic challenges.

In conclusion, Atiku’s critique underscores the importance of robust and well-thought-out economic policies in navigating Nigeria’s complex economic landscape. By highlighting alternative policy options and engaging in substantive debate, Atiku aims to contribute constructively to the discourse on economic governance and national development.


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