Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has criticized President Bola Tinubu over the country’s security situation, particularly the recurrent kidnappings across the nation.
Atiku, who contested against Tinubu during the 2023 presidential election, asked the President to step aside if he can’t handle the worsening insecurity in the country.
In a post through his X handle on Tuesday, he stressed disappointment, saying that despite rising cases of insecurity, the President could muster the courage to leave the country and proceeded on a private visit to France.
He therefore added that the country does not need another “Tourist-in-Chief”.
In his statement, he also referred to the recent kidnapping of a nursing mother and grandmother in Abuja for failing to pay N90m ransom and two monarchs in Ekiti, among other regular tragedies besetting Nigerians.
He wrote, “If the shoes are too big for Emilokan, he should step aside. Nigeria does not need another Tourist-in-Chief. The country needs 24/7 leadership to confront the pervasive insecurity and collapsing economy.”