Tinubu’s Age Spawns Fresh Concerns On His Birthday As 1993 Publication Says He Is 84 Not 72 Years Old

The controversies and questions surrounding the age of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu resurfaced on March 29th, 2024, the day he marked his 72nd birthday. Tinubu’s age has been a subject of intense discussion ever since his In-law, Tee Mac, said in 2023 the President is over 80 years old.

Last weekend, the controversy surrounding Tinubu’s age heightened after Jackson Ude, ex- President Goodluck Jonathan’s former aide, dug out an old publication by the Guardian Nigeria, revealing the President’ s age in 1993.

In the 1993 publication, Tinubu is said to be 52 years old. Fast forward to today, the President should be 84 years old and not 72; Mr Jackson asserted.

Oseni Rufal, Arise TV journalist, also gave his two cents on the controversy, stirring reactions from Nigerians online.

Meanwhile, Tee Mac, Tinubu’s in-law who doubles as Nigeria’ s popular flutist, had challenged Tinubu to prove him wrong that he is not above 80 years old by presenting his birth certificate.

“You see Tinubu is my in- law. His wife Remi is my cousin. Her Itsekiri mother and my Itsekiri mother are sisters.

“I have known Tinubu since the mid-80s personally and even arranged for him to stay in my stepfather’ s house (Sir Mobolaji Bank- Anthony) in London when he went into exile, he had said.