Ex Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal has said Bola Tinubu has the right quality to become Nigeria president.
Recent reports have it that Babachir believes the ex-governor of Lagos state has the right values to take over from President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 because it is time for him to leave a legacy.
Lawal disclosed this on Friday, October 18, 2019, in an interview with some select journalists.
His words, “By 2023 when Buhari’s tenure will be over, he’ll go back to Daura to face his cows like I am doing. But you see, every leader must leave behind a legacy. I will like to see that he leaves behind a legacy of achievement.
“Bola Tinubu is my friend of many years. Buhari is my big boss. Bola Tinubu without prejudice that he’s my friend, will make a good president. Other issues notwithstanding, he (Tinubu) will make a good modern president because the presidency these days is scientific. Nigerians, by convention, seem to have agreed that there should be rotation of the presidency.”
Do you agree with him?
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu (born 29 March 1952) is a Nigerian politician who was elected senator for the Lagos West Constituency in Lagos State, Nigeria in 1993. The election was just prior to a military take-over in December 1993. After the return to democracy, he was elected governor of Lagos State, holding office from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007. He is a member of the All Progressives Congress party; he also holds both the chieftaincies of the Asiwaju of Lagos and the Jagaban of the Borgu Kingdom in Niger State, Nigeria. He has been routinely referred to as the national leader of the APC during the presidency of Muhammadu Buhari.
Bola Ahmed Adekunle Tinubu was born on 29 March 1952 in the city of Lagos, Nigeria. His mother, Chief Abibatu Mogaji, was a trader who eventually became the Iyaloja of Lagos.
He attended St. John’s Primary School, Aroloya, Lagos and Children’s Home School in Ibadan, South West of Nigeria. Tinubu then went to the United States in 1975, where he studied first at Richard J. Daley College in Chicago, Illinois, and then at Chicago State University. He graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.
Tinubu is married to Oluremi Tinubu, the current senator representing Lagos central. His mother, Chief Abibatu Mogaji, died on 15 June, 2014 at the age of 96. He is a Muslim. On 31 October, 2017 his son Jide Tinubu had a heart attack while in London. He was later confirmed dead.
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