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General News of Wednesday, 1 March 2023


Who’s older? US Joe Biden or President-elect Bola Tinubu?

Bola Tinubu and Joe Biden Bola Tinubu and Joe Biden

The age of presidents across the world has been a major topic for discussion among people.

Concerns have been raised on the age limit for a person to contest an election.

Following the recent declaration of Bola Tinubu as the winner of the 2023 presidential election, many have questioned his age as President-elect of Nigeria.

Many are of the view that, his age will take a huge toll on him and his health in some time to come.

However, some are of the view that Bola Tinubu's age is not a problem and that he is not as old as the United States' President, Joe Biden.

The American politician who is the 46th and current president of US, Joe Biden is said to be 80-years-old.

He previously served as the 47th vice president from 2009 to 2017 under President Barack Obama, and represented Delaware in the United States Senate from 1973 to 2009.

Bola Tinubu, the newly elected president is 70-years-old, he is a two time former Governor of Lagos state from 1999 to 2007 and Senator for Lagos West during the brief Third Republic.

On social media, some users queried Tinubu's physical looks. According to them, he has showed less strength in his capacity to walk and stand firmly without being supported by a person.

Tinubu has also been caught sleeping during several functions, - another cause for concern by many.

American based Ghanaian comedian, Michael Blankson took to his social media page to share his thoughts on Nigeria's recent president-elect, Bola Tinubu.

He tweeted, "Who’s older Biden or Nigeria’s new President? That Modasucka looks like he’s in his early hundreds."

Here are some comments from some Nigerians defending Bola Tinubu's physical outlook:

Olukeye Victor Ayomide: Stay in your country we are proud of him

Medical Supplies Plug: Speak for yourself

kola ibilola: We are happy and proud of him!

Yaro B: He's not our new president