Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, on Wednesday lambasted Senate President, Ahmed Lawan.
He said Lawan, who contested the APC presidential ticket with him at the just-concluded party primary and lost should go and lick the wounds he sustained through his lacklustre performance.
Tinubu said this in his speech at the Eagle Square, Abuja after he was declared the winner of the APC presidential primary.
He stated that he was upset that Lawan contested the party’s presidential ticket with him, mocking the Senate President that he must have since been licking his wounds.
“To the legislature, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, I would have been a little upset because you competed with me. But it is over now because you can easily lick your wounds,” Tinubu sarcastically said.
Tinubu’s mockery of Lawan, it was learnt, may not be unconnected with the support he gave the lawmaker in 2015 against Bukola Saraki in the contest for the Senate President’s seat.
The APC presidential candidate, sources said, also played a major role in the emergence of Lawan as Senate President in 2019.
Tinubu, however, commended Lawan for his efforts as a lawmaker concerned with moving Nigeria forward.
Tinubu had got 1,271 votes to defeat 13 other aspirants, including a former Transport Minister, Rotimi Amaechi and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who polled distant 316 and 235 votes, respectively.
The APC flagbearear is expected to contest the February 2023 presidential election against the Peoples Democratic Party presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar.