APC Chairman, Adamu says Party ready to punish Tinubu over statement made in Ogun State
By Ola Abioro
Srongman of South West politics, Asiwaju Ahmed Tinubu may be punished for his recent statement expressed out of frustration with allege plans to run him out of the race to succeed Buhari.
Tinubu had said that he worked hard to enthrone President Mohammadu Buhari and also the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
He said Buhari contested thrice but failed and that he had to go and persuade him after watching him cry on National TV over his loss.
Tinubu was believed to be expressing accumulated grievances spanning years of isolation from the party he helped nurture by a powerful cabal in Abuja.
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu, said the party may punish Tinubu for his recent comment “against” Buhari.
Sources told Irohinoodua that prior Tinubu’s speech in Ogun State he was already aware of plots to undermine his possible emergence as the APC candidate.
Since 2015 when President Buhari came to power, Tinubu who led a massive campaign for his victory had been isolated.
Some argue that the travails of Tinubu only represent the disdain the ruling party have for the people of the South West in the scramble for Nigeria.
In Abeokuta, Ogun State capital, on Wednesday, Tinubu met with State told delegates. He told them of his efforts over the years and how he cautioned Buhari not to undermine the people of the South West.
Speaking at the APC headquarters in Abuja on Saturday, Adamu said, “We may punish him (Tinubu) for his utterances against the President.”
Adamu dismissed reports that certain aspirants have been disqualified.