Tinubu Makes it to TIMES 100 Most Influential People 2023. Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the President-elect of Nigeria, has been named in TIME magazine’s prestigious list of 100 Most Influential People of 2023. The list features influential individuals from various fields, including politics, entertainment, and business. Some notable names on the list include King Charles III of the United Kingdom, US President Joe Biden, and Twitter CEO Elon Musk, among others.
Tinubu’s inclusion in the list is no surprise, given his impressive political career spanning almost two decades. As a long-time political power broker, Tinubu helped restore Nigeria’s democracy in 1999 after fighting military rule. He then went on to serve two consecutive terms as governor of Lagos, Nigeria’s economic hub.
The TIME magazine profile described Tinubu as “Jagaban,” which means “leader of the warriors” in his native Yoruba language. His campaign slogan, ‘It’s my turn’, was a nod to his role as a longtime political power broker. Tinubu helped restore the country’s democracy in 1999 after fighting military rule and then served two consecutive terms as governor of Lagos. However, his victory in the election held in March 2023 was marred by allegations of intimidation and vote-rigging, and the outcome is being challenged in court.
Tinubu Makes it to TIMES 100 Most Influential People 2023.
Tinubu now faces numerous challenges as he prepares to lead Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation. The country is plagued by deep-rooted corruption, religious insurgencies, and economic instability, among other issues.
However, Tinubu appears undeterred by the daunting task ahead of him. In his acceptance speech, he urged Nigerians to come together and build a better future for their country.
Tinubu’s inclusion in TIME’s list is a testament to his political influence and his significant impact on Nigeria’s democratic journey. As he prepares to take the helm of the nation, many Nigerians will be looking to him to deliver on his promises and tackle the numerous challenges facing the country.
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