"Unfortunate": Peter Obi Reacts to Tinubu's Fall at Eagle Square, Counsels Mockers

"Unfortunate": Peter Obi Reacts to Tinubu's Fall at Eagle Square, Counsels Mockers

  • Former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, offered sympathy to President Bola Tinubu following a recent fall at Eagle Square
  • Legit.ng reports that Tinubu slipped while climbing a vehicle at the Abuja venue to review the parade on Democracy Day
  • The video of President Tinubu's fall has stirred notable reactions on different social media platforms

Legit.ng journalist Ridwan Adeola Yusuf has over 9 years of experience covering public journalism and politics in Nigeria.

FCT, Abuja - Peter Obi, the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, on Wednesday, June 12, extended his sincere sympathies to President Bola Tinubu following a recent fall at Eagle Square, Abuja.

Legit.ng had reported how Tinubu slipped while climbing the parade vehicle at the Abuja venue for the Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

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Peter Obi has reacted to President Bola Tinubu's fall during the Democracy Day event in Abuja on Wednesday, June 12. Photo credits: Mr. Peter Obi, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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In a viral video, Tinubu approached the vehicle shortly after he arrived at Eagles Square in Abuja, where the celebration took place.

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Reacting to this incident, the opposition leader told mockers that they "achieve nothing by gloating" about President Tinubu's misstep, counselling them to "stay focused on the issues that will lead to a new Nigeria".

Obi wrote on his verified X (formerly Twitter) handle:

"I was saddened to learn of President Tinubu’s unfortunate fall today. I wish him well. We achieve nothing by gloating about an accident that could well happen to any of us.
"We are all human beings and, while we profoundly disagree on how to move Nigeria forward, we must remember our common human frailty. Let us stay focused on the issues that will lead to a new Nigeria.

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"May this moment serve as a poignant reminder of our shared humanity and the need for compassion, empathy, and unity in our pursuit of a brighter future for our great nation."

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June 12: Obi speaks on Nigeria's democracy

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Obi voiced his concerns over Nigeria's democratic integrity, claiming that the nation is far from achieving true democracy.

The 62-year-old noted that Nigeria's democracy started on the right footing in 1999. However, current realities explain that the country has deteriorated.

Source: Legit.ng

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.