National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Senator Abdullahi Adamu says Bola Ahmed Tinubu, a frontline presidential aspirant may be punished by the party for his outburst against President Muhammadu Buhari.
The former Lagos State governor had during a meeting with delegates from Ogun state on Thursday said without him, Buhari would not have won the 2015 election.
Tinubu at the session with the party faithful which had Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun in attendance narrated how he laboured to ensure President Muhammadu Buhari’s emergence as president in 2015.
He lamented that seven years after, he has been shortchanged by those he helped to power.
He also told the gathering that he deserves to lead the nation after helping President Buhari win the 2015 election.
Speaking with journalists on Saturday at the party’s National Secretariat, Senator Adamu said Tinubu insulted President Buhari and described his action as unacceptable.
“He went as far as saying how Gen. Muhammadu Buhari went to him, citing instances of even prostrating in tears begging him to endorse him and to support him for the presidency. He claimed Buhari went to him,” Adamu said.
“His utterances are very very insulting. It’s very unbecoming for a person of that standing to do what he did to the sitting President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, the president produced by the votes of the APC”.
Asked if Tinubu will be punished for his utterances, Adamu said, “If there is the need to penalise any member of the party, not just Bola Tinubu, we will bring him to the party’s book. Anybody, as we watch events as they unfold.”