It is not every day one person will appear four times on Twitter trend at the same time. But when that person is a famed politician that was credited for designing the grand scheme that ousted a sitting government in Nigeria, maybe that is not an unusual feat.
#BTCNextLevel, 'Jagaban,' 'Ahmed Tinubu,' and 'Bola Tinubu' all trended on Thursday afternoon as former Lagos State governor and a national leader of Nigeria's ruling party All Progressives Congress celebrated his 67th birthday with a colloquium in Abuja.
Tinubu was a two-term governor in the state from 29 May 1999 to 29 May 2007
After Jagan left office in 2007, he maintained his relevance in the country by being influential not only at the state level but also federal level.
As per usual with topical issues, Nigerian Twitter has a lot to say about the King of Bourdillon.
Good wishes? Check. Praises? Yes. Criticism? Plenty.
Some Twitteratti praised the APCV national leader for his influence in 2015 when a merger of different parties produced the current ruling APC
"If Bola Ahmed did not participate, there wouldn't have been a merger and there wouldn't have been an APC government at the centre. That's absolutely clear."
-- [ATMatthew] (@ATM_ReGe) March 28, 2019
"Our country for the first time is experiencing a kind of leadership that we have always hoped for as a country. A Leadership of integrity."
- @ProfOsinbajo#BTCNextLevel #BTC11
-- Queen of Trolls (@trolls_queen) March 28, 2019
Happy birthday to our leader, the leader of leaders. Asiwaju Akanbi Bola Ahmed Tinubu, omo olodo ide, the Jagaban of the universe. On your mandate we shall stand @AsiwajuTinubu . pic.twitter.com/GnaNnvKVCa
-- Adesola (@Solar_unique) March 28, 2019
JAGABAN ASIWAJU BOLA TINUBU
One man Army
He alone STOOD as opposition when others fell yakata to Obasanjo PDP.
He STOOD as opposition to thereby giving Nigeria democracy ALTERNATIVE.
He alone BUILDS #SolidLeaders in Politics & supports them to RISE HIGH..
HAPPY BIRTHDAY Sir pic.twitter.com/zAyCZmedJr
-- Taiwo_Ajakaye (@dmightyangel) March 28, 2019
The Jagaban is 67 today. Happy birthday to Alhaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu - the one with uncommon political binoculars
Allah's continuous Rahma and Baraka pic.twitter.com/W6o8u7l9Mg
-- Tunde Eneji (@iameneji) March 28, 2019
What I notice about Jagaban is that he breed intellectuals and expose them to the corridor of power and they don't disappoint him. He has people with a gene of delivering good governance. Truly, you are Jagaban of Africa. LLNP. Warafanahu makanah aliyah. Amin. https://t.co/xPmUrn0gWP
-- Abiodun Atanda (@AbiodunAtanda2) March 28, 2019
But in Lagos,Tinubu still holds d ace
He not only install his preferred candidate as Gov of Lagos, he prevented a sittn gov from recontestn
He also contributed immensely to the success of APC at the general elections.
Tinubu is d undisputed Jagaban of Nigerian politics
Abu Jalo pic.twitter.com/WuJbZViIYy
-- Honour (@azeez_ibrahim11) March 28, 2019
Others condemn him and the present administration for its failure in keeping in terms with promises that channel their win in 2015.
Lying Pastor & Professor. Shame to u & Nigeria! You are renaming a cheat, a thief, a fraudster, a 419er, a drug peddlers, a Chicagogate, a liar, an Osun indigene claiming to come from Lagos state, Alahaji Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Ask him if he did attend his mother's funeral in Osun. https://t.co/XxbwsVeUYw
-- Mazi Ndy Olelewe (@NOlelewe) March 28, 2019
If God wants 2bless some people, he makes some others do birthday.@APCNigeria r so focused on Bola Ahmed Tinubu birthday/#BTCNextLevel that they forgot today is #AdamawaRerun.
See how peaceful the election is going cos some people go groove.
-- Bright Jacobs (@bajoboru) March 28, 2019
Another Twitter user condemned the ruling APC but wished the national leader on his birthday.
Happy birthday to amiable Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Yes, I don't like him and his party for many reasons but again, no one can fault his political capacity, tenacity, brilliance and how he loves sound and brilliant minds.
-- Ayo Ige ESQ. (@ayo_ige) March 28, 2019