Bola Tinubu, a National Leader of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) will soon be given a back seat treatment in his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said.
The opposition party stated this in reply to comments credited to the former Lagos State governor wherein he said the PDP were making saucy and distractive statements because of their loss at this year’s general election.
“Don’t blame them. They are handicapped by the traumatic feelings of the colossal loss of the election,” Tinubu was quoted by the presidency in a statement to have said in Saudi Arabia on Monday.
“You should help them to manage the trauma,” the APC chieftain added.
Responding, the opposition party who accused the former governor of hauling insults at the PDP urged him not to curry political relevance by attacking them.
The party also said it was an atrocity for the APC chieftain to travel to the Islamic religious country to play dirty politics while others are praying for the country.
“It is atrocious that at the time other leaders are in the Holy Land offering prayers and supplications for our nation, Asiwaju Tinubu is in Mecca for photo-ops, playing dirty politics and hauling insults at other Nigerians just to curry relevance before President Buhari,” the PDP said in a statement signed by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan.
According to the opposition party, nothing but sheer hypocrisy would push Asiwaju Tinubu “to engage in unholy praises of a failed administration in a desperation to avert the purported threats by certain agents of the Buhari Presidency to expose him.”
While vowing to retrieve its alleged stolen in court, the PDP cautioned Tinubu as “Nigerians, including members of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), have seen through his power-grabbing antics and are now determined to give him the back seat treatment.”
Although he has not formally made his intention known, Tinubu is alleged to be nursing the political ambition to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in office.
Some members of his party including some state governors from the North are opposed to the alleged ambition of the former governor regarded as the political godfather of the South-West region.