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Dele Momodu Backs Obi’s Critic Of Tinubu’s Private Jets



Dele Momodu Backs Obi's Critic Of Tinubu's Private Jets

The presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 general elections, Dele Momodu, has backed Peter Obi in his stance against the contemplation of the Federal Government to purchase new aircraft, News About Nigeria reports. 

He disclosed this in a message via his verified handle on X on Wednesday.

Recall that Peter Obi had come under fire for describing the move of the government to add to the fleet of aircraft as unacceptable and a clear show of insensitivity to the suffering of the Nigerian people.

On his X handle on Monday, Obi stated that it is wrong for the government to be contemplating buying new presidential jets at a time when the country is facing its worst economic crisis.

He, however, came under fire from netizens and statesmen for this.

Reacting to this, Momodu maintained that there is no compulsory reason for a country to own presidential jets in these hard times.

According to him, politicians in the country are outlandishly flamboyant, and owning a fleet of jets is an overindulgence.

He called on President Bola Ahmed Tinubu to demonstrate the sacrifice he preaches by downsizing his jets and flying commercials, as that will also benefit the economy of the country.

“In these hard times, there’s no compulsory reason for a country to own Presidential jets. In fact, it is an overindulgence. ASIWAJU BOLA AHMED TINUBU owned private jets ever before he was declared President. He can demonstrate the SACRIFICE he preaches by downsizing and returning to them and requesting his retinue to go commercial when absolutely necessary. AIR PEACE has a fleet of Boeing 777 that can be hired for long haul flights and this will keep them in business. Trouble is our politicians are outlandishly flamboyant… There’s nothing wrong with what PETER OBI said and suggested…,” he stated.