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Who is Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC Party

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By Okunloye Abiodun Segun

An accountant that aims to make Nigeria works with accountability - Tinubu.

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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8 months ago

Who is Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC Party – An accountant that aims to make Nigeria works with accountability – Tinubu. – Express your point of view.

Abusi
Abusi
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8 months ago

Left to me, no matter how saint the candidate from APC is, I will never vite them to win the election. They’re the reason why we are in this mess, I don’t understand how a sane person will still vote them in the next election.

Christiana
Christiana
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8 months ago

BAT is someone that is not fit for the position of the president of Nigeria , considering his previous scandals and health status I believe he should even be allowed to contest.

Tolaniiii
Tolaniiii
Member
8 months ago

From few conversations that I’ve had with people, majority of those that want to vote for Tinubu will be doing that because of his ethnic group which is totally wrong

Nwachukwu Kingsley
Nwachukwu Kingsley
Member
8 months ago

Over those eight years that he served as governor, he made significant expenditures in the educational system of the state and, which is a positive development, restored some schools to the previously settled former proprietors of those institutions.

Taiwoo
Taiwoo
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8 months ago

It is encouraging that Tinubu has begun campaigning for the restoration of democracy after becoming a member of the National Democratic Coalition.

Adesanyaj72
Adesanyaj72
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8 months ago

Nigerians to embrace democracy despite the fact that it has imperfections, and they vowed that every Nigerian will reap the benefits of democracy once it is fully implemented.

Godsewill Ifeanyi
Godsewill Ifeanyi
Member
8 months ago

Tinubu already possesses everything he requires to bring success to Nigeria. During his opening speech, Apata said that he thought the former governor of Lagos State was the most interesting and qualified candidate.

Hassan Isa
Hassan Isa
Member
8 months ago

It is important to remember that Tinubu’s skills in accountability, financial management, and openness made it possible for Lagos State to become Africa’s sixth-largest economy.

Kazeem1
Kazeem1
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8 months ago

They are committed to fully democratizing Nigeria and maintaining its status as a shining example of democracy despite obstacles that lie outside of international politics. Nigeria is the largest black nation in the world.

Chibuzor
Chibuzor
Member
8 months ago

It is crazy to help them be elected with a veto. I don’t know how any reasonable person can vote for them in the next election when they are the cause of this catastrophe.

Iyanu12345ogg
Iyanu12345ogg
Member
8 months ago

I choose to be neutral here. Also, not against anyone. Irrespective of the candidate, God’s will be done…Amen.

Haykaylyon26
Haykaylyon26
Member
8 months ago

Bola Ahmed tinubu is a good candidate look at his past in his previous post, development show where he rule and has way on how thing work out, he as a very good political experience but due to age he is a old man wish he is still in prime it will have been better

SarahDiv
SarahDiv
Member
8 months ago

In as much as I would have love Tinubu to be the president but he is failing in two way: Health wise Tinubu is unfit and he choose a very wrong running mate. I may not vote for him since these two things have disqualified him before me.

Ultra0711
Ultra0711
Member
8 months ago

This man as a lot of achievements in his career especially at Lagos. I feel he his the right man with the required qualities and force to govern Nigeria well.

DimOla
DimOla
Member
8 months ago

Bola Ahmed should have been the right man for the position of the presidency but he is emerging at the wrong time with the wrong person as his running mate. He should have allowed Osinbajo to go for the presidency so that he will retain his title as the king maker.

Tonerol10
Tonerol10
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8 months ago

Who is Tinubu Bola Ahmed of the APC Party. God forbid that this country will suffer again in the hand of APC incompetent party that has taken us from top to bottom. Sometimes I wonder why people will be supporting old man who is not fit and with a lot health issues. Instead of him to endorse yemi oshibanjo for president candidate. What is Tinubu looking at his age. He won’t and god will not allow him to win. Nigeria has a better candidate in labour party. PDP and APC is backwardness to Nigeria. They should go and rest what is their problems now. This coming election will shock them all

Adeolastan
Adeolastan
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8 months ago

With the situation of things in the country now Tinubu came in the wrong time because I don’t know what Tinubu will say that can convince people.

theApr
theApr
Member
8 months ago

To be fair, during his regime as governor, he made significant impact. Buh as it stands now, he’s not fit health and doesn’t seem like he has the interest of the people. It’s all speculations by the way. We may never know.

Remi1
Remi1
Member
8 months ago

Despite challenges outside of international politics, they are dedicated to fully democratizing Nigeria and maintaining its position as a shining example of democracy.