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Nigerians React As Dino Melaye Fails Simple Arithmetic Over Tinubu’s Age



The Spokesman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential campaign council, Dino Melaye, has been mocked online over a wrong analysis, regarding the age of President-elect, Bola Tinubu.

CityNews Nigeria reports that amidst the age controversy online, the former governor of Lagos State marked his 71st birthday on Wednesday, March 29, 2023.

Taking to his Instagram page, Melaye shared a copy of the Guardian newspaper, where Tinubu granted an interview.

According to the former senator, Tinubu’s age is stated as 52 years in 1998 whereas he claimed 71 years after 25 years.

Melaye in the social media post said Tinubu ought to be 87 years in 2023, a simple mathematics which many netizens said he has failed and questioned how he arrived at the said age, instead of 77.

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He wrote: “the Guardian newspaper of October 1998. It contains the interview granted by Tinubu on return from exile.

“His age was stated to be 52 years 1998. Simple Arithmetic will easily establish that he is not 71 years old that he claims to be now in 2023, but rather 87 years.”

Nigerians react:

thebeardediboboyo wrote: “U sef no sabi math!!!! That’s 77years old na!! Una two need bed rest”


hitfactory wrote: “25+52 = 77 years old. Where did you get 87 Kogi please don’t make mistake by voting a man that can’t even get simple arithmetic please”

bolanle31 wrote: “Olodo plenty gan…. Na 77 no be 87″

mc_ugonologistical wrote: “52+25 cannot be 87. Oga Dino sef don high”

brodalanblow wrote: “Uncle Dino with his wealth of Experience no Sabi Maths”

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rabeel.pmar wrote: “I can’t wait to see you hugging transformer comes May 29. Ode”

sagacious_element wrote: “You don’t the maths correctly mr dino, he’s not 87 but rather 77, and if you approximate 77 you’ll get 71, hope you got that ?”

adunni wrote: “If jagaban be 120 yrs he go still be president”

adesola wrote: “Let Tinubu be 100yrs old。。。。He remains Nigeria president forever come May 2023 inshallahu。。。。 go n rest Dino , safe ur energy on something else n leave Tinubu alone。。。One with God is a majority, Ipin aise Loma pa Dino”


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