Former All Progressives Congress, APC presidential candidate Adamu Garba has said that former President Olusegun Obasanjo is desperately jealous of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC’s standard bearer in the 2023 general election.
According to Garba, Obasanjo never wanted a Yoruba man to outgrow him in his lifetime, which is why he would choose not to support Tinubu’s presidential ambition.
On Sunday, remember that in his New Year’s message, signed by the former president and made available to reporters by his aide Kehinde Akinyemi on Sunday, Obasanjo endorsed Obi for the presidency in the 2023 general election.
He described Obi as his mentee and said the former governor of Anambra state had a head start in the 2023 election.
Garba took to his Twitter account on Sunday to reassure Obasanjo that his endorsement was a loss.
He wrote: “Envy is an immense disease. I respect and continue to respect General Olusegun Obasanjo. However, I advise him to outgrow his envy of Tinubu at this stage in his life.
“Obasanjo is desperately jealous of the rise and shine of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, his loss in this one is sure to come.
“It is a known fact that Obasanjo never wanted a Yoruba man to outgrow him while he was alive.
“Yet Bola Tinubu, his arch-rival, who dethroned him from South West Politics, is about to become president of Nigeria. His actions should not surprise you.
“Obasanjo wants to remain the only living Yoruba man to use the GCFR title. He never wanted anyone to get that.
“But we promise him one thing, by God’s grace, we will invite him to Tinubu’s swearing-in ceremony on May 29, 2023 as Commander-in-Chief and GCFR, insha Allah.
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