Tinubu better than Atiku, Obi, others – Doyin Okupe

Former Director-General of the Obi/Datti presidential campaign organisation, Doyin Okupe has said that President Bola Tinubu was the best among all the candidates in the 2023 presidential election.

Okupe made this comment while fielding question on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Friday, 7th of June 2024.

The ex-presidential aide said Tinubu is better than the presidential candidate of Labour Party, (LP) Peter Obi and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP’s Atiku Abubakar in terms of capacity.

Okupe said: “Let me tell you, of all the people that actually ran for President in 2023, by the benefit of hindsight, Bola Tinubu is the best.

“I have seen Peter Obi, I have been with Atiku Abubakar, I also knew Bola Tinubu many years ago. I have not seen him in the last 7 to 8 years, that is not the point but he is the best in terms of capability, commitment and knowledge.”

In another news…

The All Progressives Congress (APC) earlier faulted the criticism of President Bola Tinubu by former vice president, Atiku Abubakar and former Anambra state governor, Peter Obi.

APC National Publicity Secretary, Felix Morka asked the duo to give suggestions to the President on how to effectively run the economy and governance.

He said Abubakar’s recent criticisms of the Tinubu-led APC government as “completely jaundiced by his own political self-interest.”

According to Morka, it is not enough for the two presidential candidates to not just condemn what the government is doing, but they should also share ideas.

He said; “Opposition politics is not necessarily about condemning. These individuals, Peter Obi and Atiku Abubakar, touted some of the economic policies this government is running with to be at the core of their economic agenda.

So what has happened? So it is not enough to just condemn, these leaders should be able to, assuming they have the silver bullets this government is not deploying, they point it out.

It is not enough for Atiku Abubakar to bandy words. I expect a man who thinks deeply as he claims about governance, economy, and other aspects of our natural life to offer ideas, concrete suggestions”.