I Rescued Atiku From Ex-President, Obasanjo Who Wanted To Roast Him Like Goat Meat – BolaTinubu
The presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu, has said the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar, has no mandate and is only in Nigeria for the sake of the general elections.
Tinubu during a campaign rally in Uyo, capital city of Akwa Ibom on Monday also said he “rescued” Atiku Abubakar from former President Olusegun Obasanjo who wanted to roast him like goat meat.
Abubakar, former vice-president and now standard-bearer of PDP, had a running battle with his former principal for years.
Both men reconciled in the build-up to the 2019 general elections.
Obasanjo also endorsed Abubakar for the presidency during the 2019 polls, saying that he was better than incumbent 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).
The former governor of Lagos said Abubakar and his party were just about “stomach infrastructure,” The Cable News Reports.
“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 said.
“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.”