The All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Bola Tinubu, yesterday, lashed at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, saying he rescued him when former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo wanted to roast him like a goat.
Speaking yesterday at a campaign rally in Uyo, capital city of Akwa Ibom, the former governor of Lagos claimed Abubakar, who served as vice president to Obasanjo from 1999 to 2007 and his party are just about “stomach infrastructure.”
Said Tinubu: “They don’t have a mandate; what they have is ice cream. It has melted. I am the one that rescued him from Obasanjo who wanted to roast him like goat meat. He ran away to Dubai, and when the election came again, he came for stomach infrastructure. He came to Lagos. We rehabilitated him and gave him a ticket but he wasted it and used it to collect money. He faced Obasanjo, faced Buhari and failed. He failed with Jonathan. He failed in all his subjects. You better watch him before he starts selling the little palm trees that you have left. What we need to do is to develop our country. We have enough gas reservoirs on our land.
“Akwa Ibom, you will not suffer again. That boy (Emmanuel Udom) that brought Atiku here, that calls himself governor, tell him enough is enough. He lived in my backyard in Lagos. If not that we are one, I’d have driven him home.”
Atiku as vice president never really agreed with Obasanjo on a number of issues. Both men, however, made up in the build-up to the 2019 general election with Obasanjo endorsing Atiku as a better choice to President Muhammadu Buhari. However, for the 2023 presidential election, the former president has since thrown his weight behind Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP).