“I Dobale for Democracy”: Tinubu Reacts to His Fall at Eagle Square, Video Trends

“I Dobale for Democracy”: Tinubu Reacts to His Fall at Eagle Square, Video Trends

  • President Bola Tinubu has jokingly reacted to the fall he encountered on Wednesday, June 12, during the Democracy Day parade at the Eagle Square in Abuja
  • In a video making the rounds online, Tinubu humorously attributed the incident to his Yoruba heritage, noting his stumble was a display of swagger for the Democracy Day
  • Tinubu made this known during the state Banquet Dinner at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to mark this year’s celebration

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

State House, Abuja - President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has responded to the viral video of him slipping while boarding a presidential parade vehicle at Eagles Square in Abuja.

Legit.ng had reported that Tinubu slipped while climbing the parade vehicle at the Abuja venue for the 25th Democracy Day celebration on Wednesday, June 12.

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Democracy Day: Tinubu speaks on fall
President Tinubu during the parade at Eagle Square on Democracy Day, held in Abuja on Wednesday, June 12. Photo credit: @NigeriaStories
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In a viral video, Tinubu approached the vehicle shortly after he arrived at Eagles Square in Abuja, where the celebration was taking place.

Reacting to the incident, President Tinubu, while speaking at the Democracy Day banquet on Wednesday night, humorously described the incident as ‘swagger,’ saying social media was confused about it, Vanguard reported.

Tinubu said:

“Early this morning, I had a swagger, and it’s on the social media. They were confused about whether I was doing Buga or doing babariga, but, it is a day to celebrate democracy while doing “Idobale” for the day.
“I am a traditionally Yoruba boy, and I did my Idobale.”

A video of Tinubu explaining what happened at the Eagle Square on Wednesday has emerged.

The video was shared by The Cable on its X platform. Watch the video below:

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Shehu Sani reacts as Tinubu falls

Legit.ng reported that former federal lawmaker Shehu Sani said President Tinubu is not the only president who has tripped and fallen.

Legit.ng recalls that President Tinubu missed his steps while trying to climb the parade vehicle at the Eagle Square in Abuja on Wednesday, June 12.

Reacting to the incident, Sani said anybody who is alive could trip and fall. The former Kaduna Central senator said presidents are human beings and mortals.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.