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General News of Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Tinubu at 70: 5 Facts about his 30-years political career

Bola Ahmed Tinubu Bola Ahmed Tinubu

National leader of the All Progressive Congress, Bola Ahmed Tinubu turns 70 today Tuesday, March 29, 2022.

Tinubu previously served as the Governor of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and was Senator for Lagos West during the brief third republic.

When it comes to politics, his name is one of the most influential ones could think of.

He is currently among the list of presidential aspirants vying for the top in the upcoming 2023 general elections.

His political career started way back in 1992 and since then he has not stopped being an active part of politics.



1. At the beginning of his political career he joined the Social Democratic Party (SDP) where he was elected to the Senate, representing the Lagos West constituency in the short-lived Nigerian Third Republic.

2. During the eight-year period of his being Governor of Lagos State, he made large investments in education in the state and also reduced the number of schools in the state by returning many schools to the already settled former owners.

3. Tinubu brought together fragmented opposition parties into a "mega-party". They included the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN), the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP), a faction of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) and the new PDP (nPDP), a faction of serving governors of the then ruling People's Democratic Party which formed the All Progressives Congress (APC).

4. In 2014, Tinubu supported the former military head of state General Muhammadu Buhari, leader of the CPC faction of the APC to win the 2015 elections after the sixteen-year rule of the PDP and making the first time in the history of Nigeria that an incumbent president lost to an opposition candidate.

5. Bola Tinubu in January 2022, announced his intention to run for the APC nomination for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election.

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