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Presidency says ‘no issues’ as Tinubu falls during Democracy Day celebration


President Bola Tinubu missed his step and fell during Democracy Day celebration in Abuja on Wednesday. The presidency, however, said no issues as immediately went on with the ceremonial rounds.

A video circulating on social media showed that the president missed his step and fell while walking into a vehicle that would convey him for a parade at Eagle Square.

Tinubu, who wore a white native attire popularly known as agbada and his signature cap, struggled to save himself by holding on to the vehicle, but landed on the ground while his aides rushed to support him back to his feet.

Reacting to the development, Dada Olusegun, a special assistant to the president on social media, said, “Mr President missed his step while climbing into the truck at the June 12 Democracy Day celebration and tripped. It was a mild misstep. He immediately went on with the ceremonial rounds. No issues.”