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Who is Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC Party

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By Abiodun Okunloye

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Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu is an accountant and political figure from Nigeria. He was born on March 29, 1952. He went to St. John’s Primary School in Aroloya, Lagos, and Children’s Home School in Ibadan. Then, in 1975, Tinubu moved to the United States. He went to Richard J. Daley College in Chicago and, afterwards, to Chicago State University. He got a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from college in 1979. He arrived back in Nigeria in the 1980s and worked as an accountant for Mobil Nigeria. In 1992, he ran for the Senate seat for Lagos West as a candidate for the Social Democratic Party. After the Senate was abolished by dictator Sani Abacha in 1993, Tinubu joined the National Democratic Coalition and began advocating for democracy’s restoration.

During the Third Republic, he became Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007, as well as Senator for Lagos West In June 2022. Tinubu, a member of the Alliance for Democracy, won the first gubernatorial election in Lagos State after the transition. He surpassed Dapo Sarumi of the Peoples Democratic Party and Nosirudeen Kekere-Ekun of the All People’s Party by a large margin. Four years later, he won a second term against Funsho Williams of the PDP by a smaller margin. Tinubu’s two terms as governor were characterised by his attempts to modernise Lagos and his struggles with the federal government, which the PDP ran. Having left power in 2007, he has since been instrumental in the 2013 establishment of the All Progressives Congress.

He aims to replicate in Nigeria his outstanding performance in Lagos.

In the months following his election as governor in May 1999, Tinubu built a multitude of homes for poor people in Lagos. During his eight years in government, he made substantial investments in the state’s Educational System and returned several schools to their previously settled former owners, therefore reducing the number of schools in the state. In addition, he began the Construction of new roads across the state to accommodate the expanding population. Tinubu was re-elected governor in April 2003, and he was joined in the office by a new deputy governor, Femi Pedro. In 2007, Tinubu’s term as governor of Lagos State ended when his replacement, Action Congress member Babatunde Fashola, took office.

Furthermore, an official announcement of Tinubu’s candidacy for the presidency of Nigeria was made to President Buhari on January 10, 2022. A presidential primary election was conducted on June 8, 2022, in Eagle Square, Abuja. Tinubu, the party’s national leader, received 1,271 votes, defeating Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Rotimi Amaechi, who received 235 and 316 votes, respectively. Over the years, Tinubu has now played a significant part in General Muhammadu Buhari, a former military head of state administration and who is also a fraction leader of the CPC of the APC, who had previously run for president in 2003, 2007, and 2011

Economic, education and security advancement plans are laid out to work on.

A manifesto titled “Renewed Hope 2023: Action Plan for a Better Nigeria” was presented at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja. If elected in the 2023 general election, Tinubu has pledged to place a priority on the economy, national security, agriculture, power, oil and gas, Education and transportation. Additionally, Tinubu offered potential approaches to healthcare, the digital economy, judicial reform, women’s empowerment, federalism/decentralisation of authority, and international relations. Millions of young Nigerians, he said, will benefit greatly from the promised massive Investment in sports, entertainment, youth empowerment, Culture and entrepreneurship. In a statement released by the Tinubu-Shettima Presidential Campaign Council, Bayo Onanuga, director of media and publicity, said Tinubu will be releasing the 80-page paper with his vice presidential candidate, Kashim Shettima, a former governor of Borno State.

Before the campaign officially kicked off on September 28, Bola Tinubu, his running mate Kashim Shettima, and other party members gathered at the NWC’s national headquarters in Abuja. Mr. Tinubu announced his campaign’s manifesto after the meeting. He urged Nigerians to support democracy despite its flaws. It’s a new beginning, and they promised that every Nigerian will reap the benefits. He also expressed confidence that the country would experience renewal and swiftly carry on its development momentum. Democracy is hard to administer, he admits. He highlighted that despite hurdles outside international politics, they are resolved to fully democratise Nigeria and remain a beacon of democracy as the world’s largest black nation.

Groups pledge to support Tinubu presidential campaign goal.

Moreover, In Cross River State, a group under the umbrella of BAT Advocate has disclosed intentions to mobilise 700,000 supporters for the APC presidential candidate. Mr. Raphael Odu, the group’s director general, told this to journalists in Calabar while discussing the organisation’s measures to ensure Tinubu secures the 2023 presidential election. While highlighting Tinubu’s outstanding qualities, the DG remarked that Ahmed Tinubu paved the way for Lagos State to become Africa’s sixth-largest economy, emphasising that Tinubu’s competence in accountability, financial management, and transparency will assist in boosting Nigeria’s Economy. Also, Mr Omololu Nick Apata, the newly elected APC Chairman of the Canada Chapter, said that Tinubu has everything he needs to make Nigeria great. Apata stated in his inaugural address that the former Lagos State governor is the most dynamic and qualified candidate.


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