President Bola Tinubu has explained why he fell during a Democracy Day parade at the Eagles Square in Abuja, describing it as his own way of ‘Dobale’.

For those who may not know, Dobale is a traditional Yoruba way of prostrating to greet elders.

#DemocracyDay: ‘I Did My Dobale’ – Tinubu Explains Fall At Eagles Square

You see, President Tinubu, on Wednesday, slipped and fell while boarding the parade vehicle at Eagles Square, the venue of the 2024 Democracy Day.


The President had arrived the venue in grand style.

With his shoulders high, Tinubu had approached the vehicle shortly after he arrived.
But then, the unexpected happened.

The President lost his footing momentarily as he was about to step into the vehicle.
That was how Tinubu slipped and fell.

However, despite the slip, the President regained his balance and continued with the proceedings.

Trust Nigerians, videos capturing this embarrassing moment has since been trending.

The development has sparked several reactions from Nigerians on and off social media.

Virtually every Nigerian had one thing or the other to say about the incident.


The Dinner

The Democracy Day ceremony did not end at the Eagles Square, in fact, that was just the beginning.

Part of the celebration was a dinner at the Presidential Villa.

That was were President Tinubu found the time to explain himself.

He reminded Nigerians that he is a Yoruba man.

According to him, he did not fall but prostrated to greet in commemoration of the Democracy Day celebration.

I Did My Dobale

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

The president suggested that onlookers might have mistaken his misstep for the popular ‘Buga’ dance move or a traditional Yoruba way of prostrating to greet elders – ‘Idobale’ in Yoruba language.
“They were confused whether I was doing buga or babanriga,” Tinubu said.

“But it’s a day to celebrate democracy while doing ‘dobale’ for the day. I am a traditional Yoruba boy, I did my dobale,” the President concluded.

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