Onanuga Explains Tinubu’s Fall During Democracy Day Parade

The Special Adviser to President Bola Tinubu on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, has reacted to the backlash of netizens over the fall of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu during the democracy day event held at Eagle Square in Abuja.

Tinubu while attempting to climb the parade jeep shortly after he arrived at the venue of the 2024 Democracy Day, lost his footing momentarily and slipped.

The President regained his balance and continued with the proceedings.

The development has attracted several reactions from Nigerians. Some netizens mocked the President over the incident, and others downplayed it because the president went on with the ceremonial rounds.


Reacting to the incident via a post on his X handle, Onanuga stated that the President’s fall should not detract from the importance of the democracy day celebration.

The presidential aide asserted that the Nigerian leader was just human and anyone, including political leaders, could slip or fall.

Onanuga further cited examples of the current American President, Joe Biden, and his predecessor, Barack Obama, who slipped while in office despite his young age.

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