Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has claimed that he “rescued” the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) flagbearer, Atiku Abubakar, from former President Olusegun Obasanjo.
For years, Abubakar, who served as Vice President under Obasanjo, had a running feud with his former boss.
Both men reconciled ahead of the general election in 2019.
However, Obasanjo has since backed Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP) in this year’s election.
Speaking on Monday during a campaign rally in Uyo, the capital of Akwa Ibom, Tinubu said: “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 (Atiku) came for stomach infrastructure. We rehabilitated him in Lagos 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.”