According to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, the country cannot afford to have a “greenhorn” in charge of Africa’s most populous country because it needs an experienced hand to manage its affairs.
He made the remark at the National Economic Summit Group (NESG) presidential dialogue on the economy on Monday in Lagos, implying that the All Progressives Congress (APC), which is currently in power, cannot be trusted to hold office once more.
“As head of the economic management team, while I was Vice President, I was instrumental in designing a private sector revival strategy and advocated for the opening of the economy for private sector investments in several sectors. And we made tremendous progress,” the former vice president tweeted on his handle.
“I’m sure you still remember the good old days of rapid economic growth with stable interest and exchange rates, low inflation, low unemployment rates, and low poverty headcount. We paid off nearly all of our foreign debt which was crippling the country.
“It will be dangerous for Nigeria to relinquish their future to a greenhorn or the national leader of the same party that brought us to this very sorry situation.”
It will be dangerous for Nigeria to relinquish their future to a greenhorn or the national leader of the same party that brought us to this very sorry situation. #AtikuAtNESG
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) January 16, 2023