72nd Birthday: Tinubu Shares Special Day With Another African President

72nd Birthday: Tinubu Shares Special Day With Another African President

Legit.ng journalist Adekunle Dada has over 5 years of experience covering metro and government policy.

FCT, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu of Nigeria is sharing March 29 with fellow African president, Nana Akufo-Addo.

The leaders of the two African giants are celebrating their birthdays today, March 29.

72nd birthday: Tinubu shares special day with another African president
Tinubu's birthday mate is Ghana's President Akufo-Addo Photo credit:@officialABAT/@NAkufoAddo
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While Tinubu turns 72 today, Akufo-Addo, who was born on March 29, 1944, is celebrating his 80th birthday celebration.

Family background

Both presidents come from influential backgrounds with Tinubu into the merchant family of Abibatu Mogaji and Tinubu family of Lagos, The Punch reports.

The Ghanaian president is from a well-known royal and political family of Adeline and Edward Akufo-Addo.

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Akufo-Addo studied Law in the United Kingdom and was admitted to the bar in England (Middle Temple) in 1971 and in Ghana in 1975.

Tinubu bagged a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with Honours in 1979 from Chicago State University with a major in Accounting.

Political office

Akufo-Addo was elected president on the platform of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) after defeating John Mahama of the National Democratic Congress 2016.

He was reelected in 2020 for a second term in office.

Unlike Tinubu, who became President after his first attempt, Addo lost his first two attempts before fortunes smiled on him in 206 at his third attempt.

Meanwhile, both Presidents are at critical junctures in their tenure with Nigeria facing significant economic challenges, and an alarming level of kidnappings while Akufo-Addo finds himself caught in a squabble over an anti-LGBTQ bill.

First Lady celebrates Tinubu’s 72nd birthday

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Legit.ng earlier reported that First Lady Oluremi Tinubu has joined Nigerians to celebrate her husband on his 72nd birthday.

President Tinubu turned 72 on Friday, March 29, 2024. The day will be another important milestone in his life as a leader.

As the leader of Nigeria, President Tinubu, in deference to the challenging times, will not host any birthday event and does not want any of his associates and numerous well-wishers across the country to organise any celebratory event on his behalf or in his name.

Source: Legit.ng

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