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June 13, 2024

Video: Eagle Square fall swagger, ‘dobale’ from Yoruba boy to Democracy Day – Tinubu

Tinubu

By Ayobami Okerinde

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

Speaking at the Democracy Day banquet on Wednesday night, Tinubu humorously described the incident as ‘swagger,’ saying social media is confused about it.

His words: “Early this morning, I had a swagger, and it’s on social media. They were confused about whether I was doing Buga or Babariga, but it is a day to celebrate democracy while doing ‘Idobale’ (a Yoruba word meaning prostration) for the day.

“I am a traditionally Yoruba boy, and I did my Idobale.”

Recall Vanguard reported that the President lost his footing momentarily as he was about to embark on the parade vehicle.

However, the president, who was immediately assisted by his aides after the incident, resumed duties at the ceremony.

Footage of the incident has since gone viral on social media, with netizens expressing concern.