- The speaker of the house of representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has dropped his two cents regarding questions about Bola Tinubu's real age
- At the presidential rally in Lagos, the APC chieftain urged Nigerians especially critics to meet Tinubu's mother in other to confirm his actual age
- The federal lawmaker noted that the former governor of Lagos state is more educated than all the presidential candidates of the 2023 general elections
Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the house of representatives, has asked those doubting the age of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), to confirm from his late mother.
Gbajabiamila backs Tinubu, sends message to critics over his real age
Tinubu’s birth year has been controversial, with some Nigerians claiming the APC presidential candidate is older.
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Gbajabiamila said those doubting Tinubu’s age should confirm from his late mother — Abibatu Mogaji — who died in 2013.
“We are here today to energise the base (Lagos). This is not the real campaign,” he said.
“Everybody here is BATified so we are here to showcase ourselves. There is a very small group outside; they are called the undecided voters. Now, I want to talk to those ones through you.
“They will ask you a lot of questions. They will ask you: ‘Who is Tinubu?’ Tell them, Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the house, said Tinubu is the greatest politician in modern-day Nigerian politics.
“They will ask you ‘How old is he; what is his age?’ Tell them, Femi Gbajabiamila said he is the age his mother said he is, and if they doubt his age, they should go and meet his mother to reconfirm,” the lawmaker added.
Tinubu is 70 years old, based on official records submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission. However, the former Lagos State governor’s age has been intensely scrutinized and debated, Vanguard report noted.
"Mother of all rallies": Gov Umahi delivers promise to Tinubu as thousands troop out for APC flagbearer
The city of Abakaliki, the Ebonyi state capital, was engulfed with streams of supporters who trooped out in their numbers to welcome the presidential candidate and chieftain of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Tinubu, who flagged off his presidential campaign in Ebonyi on Thursday, November 25, was in awe of the number of supporters who were out to listen to his agenda for the state if he eventually becomes president in 2023.
A couple of weeks ago, Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi state vowed that he would stage what he called "The mother of all rallies" for Tinubu when he comes for his campaign.
Tinubu is the right man Nigeria needs in 2023, says Orji Uzor-Kalu
Senator Orji Uzor-Kalu, a southeast APC chieftain has insisted that Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu is the right man to pilot the affairs' of Nigeria in 2023.
According to Uzor-Kalu, Tinubu has the wherewithal to leverage on the progressive platform established by President Buhari.
The former governor of Abia also dismissed rumours in some quarters about Tinubu's religious doctrines.