The presidency appeared to be unhappy with Tinubu for claiming to be the only reason Buhari was in government.
On Thursday, Bola Ahmed Tinubu boasted to be the main man that brought Buhari to the government.
He insisted that if not for him Buhari would have lost the 2015 election.
“Even before the election, he had begged me to become his running mate.
I told him not to bother but rather choose Osinbajo to be his running mate.
Because of my efforts in helping the president attain this position, it is my turn to become the president of Nigeria”.
In retaliation for what they see as an unguarded statement, the presidency rebuked Tinubu.
According to Garba Shehu, a special aide to the president said that Tinubu did not make Buhari President.
He said that Buhari became the president of Nigeria because a good population of Nigerians voted for his boss.
The presidency acknowledged the fact that very few politicians worked for the success of Buhari but much of the work was done by Nigerians.
This counter statement came a few minutes after the National Chairman of the APC declared the Senate president, Ahmed Lawan the consensus candidate of the party.
Bola Tinubu is among those vying for the presidential ticket of the party.
The presidency made it clear to him that he was no kingmaker. Buhari became the president only through the support of well-meaning Nigerians.