Asiwaju Bola Tinubu @ 70: A Contentious Claim

As preparation for the 70th Birthday celebration of the Emperor of Bourdillon approaches, with series of activities lined up to celebrate the. Jagaban of Borgu’s day in grand style, Citizens of Nigeria have continued to argue about the actual age of Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Nigerians have disputed that one of the leading political figures of our time Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu can not be 70 years old when in actual sense, his cousin brother, the Governor of Osun State, is about 68 years old.

Another, group have also disagreed with the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom over his claim of 70 years of age, they think that the APC national leader is alleged to have changed his international Passport on three different occasions. The reasons they said may not be far from the fact that the political wizard was tinkering with his actual age.

Nigerians have also doubted the truism of Tinubu’s age being 70 years. They tend to juxtapose his claim with his physical outlook which appeared to be at variants. It was adduced from some quarters, that the physical outlook of the Machiavelli of Lagos politics suggest the man is about 80 years old.

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The question begging for an answer now is ‘how old is Tinubu?’ While will the true age of to-be President of the largest black nation in the world be such controversial?

The time has come for Asiwaju to come out and clear all issues surrounding his real age. Nigerians deserve to know the true age of who want to lead them. Character and integrity are of the essence in who becomes the next president of Nigeria. We have shined our eyes.

There is no doubting the fact that the Lion of Bouldilion is greatly loved by Nigerians, and would doubt if the state of his health is good enough to be able to rule Nigeria.

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While it was true that being a President of Nigeria is a lifetime ambition of the former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the people has been worry over his health profile, this gives room for people to doubt his capability.

Nigerians may not want to take another risk of electing a sick personality, who appears unfit medically, as the next President of Nigeria.

The good citizens of Nigeria would want a very physically fit individual, whose capacity, intellectually, structurally, emotionally is not in question.

The Physical stability of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is no doubt questionable, even though he tried to convince Nigerians that his physical health challenge would not affect his performance. It’s not certain if Nigerians are set for that excuse.

Nigerians are wiser and more careful than in the past, they are more concerned about the capacity, capability, proficiency, and physical stability of those who lead the country in the next 8 years.

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While I am using this medium to send my birthday greetings to Jagaban of Borgu Kingdom, wishing him good health, my humble and honest suggestion to him is that he should attend to his health, play a fatherly role in the process of electing the next Nigeria president rather than allowed himself to be dragged into any Presidential contest.

The actual birthday celebration which comes up every 29th of March on yearly basis usually culminated in Colleqeuim.

Nigerians have continued to speculate on the actual age of the political giant, Ahmed Bola Tinubu.

March 29th is the date Sen. Bola Ahmed Tinubu has chosen to be celebrating his birthdays, expecting to celebrate his 70th birthday.

The actual age of the Emperor of Bourdillon has remained contentious.

Mushood Akinwale
Abuja

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