President Bola Tinubu has minimized the impact of his stumble during the presidential procession on Democracy Day 2024, asserting that it was an alternative method of commemorating the event.

On Wednesday, the head of state tripped and stumbled significantly while ascending the procession vehicle at Eagle Square in Abuja.

Footage of the tumble spread rapidly on social media, provoking various responses from numerous internet users and distinguished Nigerians.

The former Vice-President, Atiku Abubakar, characterized the episode as “unfortunate” while expressing sympathy for the president. Peter Obi, the presidential contender of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 elections, cautioned against ridiculing Tinubu for the stumble, highlighting that such an incident “is a possibility for anyone”.

Nevertheless, during a banquet arranged to commemorate the day, Tinubu mentioned that his fall symbolized reverence for the occasion.

He interpreted the occurrence as a moment of “swagger”. The president further stated that he was demonstrating “prostration” as a form of tribute to the significant celebration.

“Earlier this morning, I had a swagger, and it is on social media,” Tinubu said.

“They were confused about whether I was doing Buga or Babariga. But it is a day to celebrate democracy while prostrating as a form of respect for the day.

“I am a traditional Yoruba boy. I did my dobale. Democracy is a day that is worthy of falling for

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