Abdullahi Adamu, national chairman of APC.

Bola Tinubu, presidential aspirant on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC) may be punished for insulting President Muhammadu Buhari, the ruling party has said.

Mr Tinubu, who sensed he will not be getting the support of Mr Buhari to realise his life-long political ambition of becoming president, had claimed to have singlehandedly made the president Nigeria’s leader in 2015.

Twenty-four hours after the remark drew wide condemnation, even from one of his campaign henchmen, Babachir Lawal, the former Lagos governor in a statement said his comments were blown out of proportion.

He said he will not dare belittle the Nigerian leader.

Reacting while addressing journalists in Abuja at the praty’s secretariat, Abdullahi Adamu, the national chairman of the APC said the presidential hopeful who has continued to oppose consensus mode of primary preferred by the Nigerian leader, may be punished.

“We may punish him (Tinubu) for his utterances against the President,” Mr Adamu said on Saturday, ahead of the president’s meeting with aspirants where he will unveil his preferred successor.