Peter Obi, the Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, has been cautioned by the Presidency to refrain from “dancing naked in the public square” regarding the significant delegation accompanying President Bola Tinubu to the Climate Change Conference, COP28, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Obi had accused Tinubu’s government of wasting scarce resources by taking a large number of delegates to COP28.
A list published by the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) said out of 81,027 delegates registered to attend the summit in person, Nigeria had 1,411 participants.
Obi and some Nigerians had criticized Tinubu over the large delegation.
However, the spokesperson of Vice President Kashim Shettima, Stanley Nkwocha, said Obi was trying to convince Nigerians that he is the only person who has their interest at heart.
In a statement on X, Nkwocha wrote: “We have taken note of statements credited to presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 presidential election, Mr. Peter Obi, in which he made yet another frail and futile attempt to paint the President Bola Ahmed Tinubu administration in bad light.
“For good 24 hours, Obi danced n*ked in the public square, trying to curry the attention of those who care to listen to his falsehood and warped opinions about waste.
“On Sunday, he accused the current administration of sponsoring over 1,400 delegates to Dubai for COP28.
“The next day, being Monday, the subject of his new found passion – armchair criticism – after his colossal loss at the presidential poll was the proposed N15.5billion budgeted by the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to renovate the house of the Vice President, which he claimed would pay the annual salary of 3,000 University Professors.”