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Atiku Expresses Sympathy For Tinubu After Democracy Day Slip



Atiku Expresses Sympathy For Tinubu After Democracy Day Slip

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has expressed sympathy for President Bola Tinubu following an incident where Tinubu stumbled and fell from his presidential vehicle during the Democracy Day ceremony at Eagle Square, Abuja.

News About Nigeria reports that on Wednesday, Tinubu missed his steps and fell while climbing the parade vehicle at Eagle Square in Abuja.

The president momentarily lost his footing but quickly regained his balance with support from his aide-de-camp (ADC).

In a social media post on Wednesday, June 12, Atiku Abubakar called the incident unfortunate and extended his well wishes to the President.

“I sincerely sympathise with President Bola Tinubu, @officialABAT, over this unfortunate incident as he was set to review the parade on Democracy Day. I do hope that all is well with him,” Atiku wrote.

Meanwhile, the Presidency has defended Tinubu amidst reactions to his fall at Eagles Square on Democracy Day.

In a post on his X page, Bayo Onanuga, special adviser on information and strategy, to President Bola Tinubu, said his principal is not a superman, adding that he’s like other human beings.

Onanuga recounted that President Joe Biden of the United States and former President Barack Obama once slipped.

The presidential aide said Tinubu’s slip should not distract Nigerians from the importance of the Democracy Day celebration.

“President Tinubu is not a Superman. He is human like all of us. President Biden has had several slips in the last three years. Even the younger Barack Obama slipped while President,” Onanuga wrote.

“Political leaders are human. Slipping should not detract from the import of Democracy Day celebration.”