2023 Nigerian Presidential Elections Candidate: Bola Tinubu

Bola Tinubu is a Nigerian politician currently the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC). He was a two-time elected governor of Lagos State, serving from 1999 to 2007. He is widely considered a leading figure in the APC and is rumored to be a potential candidate for the 2023 Nigerian presidential elections. 

Early Life of Bola Tinubu

Bola Tinubu came into this world on March 29, 1952. His mother, the merchant Abibatu Mogaji, rose in status to become the Iyaloja of Lagos State. He went to the Children’s Home School in Ibadan and St. John’s Primary School in Aroloya, both in Lagos. In 1975, Tinubu moved to the United States to attend college. He started at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago and then transferred to Chicago State University. In 1979, he received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting. 

Tinubu’s contradictory records and claims fueled the ongoing controversy around his age, education, and identity throughout his political career.

Personal Life of Bola Tinubu

Tinubu follows the religion of Islam. His wife, Oluremi Tinubu, is Nigeria’s Lagos Central district senator. Abibatu Mogaji, Tinubu’s mother, passed away on June 15, 2013, at 96. After a heart attack on October 31 in London, his son Jide Tinubu was pronounced dead the following day.

Political Career of Bola Tinubu

When Bola established himself in government positions in Nigeria, it was announced that Ahmed Tinubu had joined the Social Democratic Party. 

The depth of his commitment and enthusiasm for politics led him to affiliate with the People’s Front Fraction. For this group, Shehu Musa Yar’Adua served as the leader. 

After Defense Minister Sani Abacha launched a coup d’etat in Nigeria on November 17, 1993, he fled the country. 

He returned from exile in 1998 and rose to prominence, eventually becoming Lagos state governor in May 1999. He is well-known for his work in the state, where he established 37 LGAs. For eight years, he was the governor.

Net worth of Bola Tinubu?

Bola Tinubu has a net worth of more than $4 billion, making him the second-wealthiest politician in Nigeria. As a result of a campaign declaration in which he claimed to be richer than Osun State, he has gained widespread recognition as an extremely wealthy man. Many Nigerians were misled by his claim and assumed that he had influence over the country’s primary financial institutions. 

After serving as Governor of Lagos State for two terms, he is widely regarded as having significant political sway across Nigeria’s western states. The Oriental Hotel, a five-star establishment in a prime location on Victoria Island in Lagos State, is one of his many valuable possessions. In addition to owning TVC Television and Radio, the Lekki Concession Company, the Ikeja Shopping Mall, the Renaissance Hotel, The Nation Newspapers, Radio Continental, and the Apapa amusement park, he also holds stakes in Oando PLC, one of the largest locally owned oil-producing enterprises in Nigeria.

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