Garba, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, stated this on Twitter after Obasanjo endorsed Labour Party’s presidential candidate Peter Obi.
Obasanjo had, in a lengthy New Year message to Nigerians, endorsed Obi for the 2023 election, saying he remains a better candidate.
However, the endorsement did not sit well with Garba, who took to his Twitter handle to express his displeasure.
He wrote, “Envy is an immense disease. I respect & continue to respect General Olusegun Obasanjo. However, I advise him to outgrow his envy of Tinubu at this stage of his life.
“Obasanjo is desperately envious of the rise and shine of Bola Ahmed Tinubu; his lost (sic) in this one is sure to come.”
Garba added: “It is a well known fact that Obasanjo never wanted any Yoruba man to grow above him while he’s still alive. Yet Bola Tinubu, his arch political rival, who dethroned him from South West Politics is about becoming the President of Nigeria. His actions should not surprise you.
“Obasanjo want to remain the only living Yoruba man to use the GCFR title. He never wanted anyone to get that. But we’ll promise him one thing, by God’s Grace, we’ll be inviting him to the swearing-in ceremony of Tinubu on May 29, 2023 as commander in chief and GCFR, insha Allah.”
See the rest of Garba’s tweets below.