Tinubu not a superman – Presidency defends fall at Eagles Square

The Presidency has defended President Bola Tinubu amid backlash over his fall at the Eagles Square in Abuja.

Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Information and Strategy, Bayo Onanuga, said his principal is not a superman, stressing that he’s like other human beings.

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

Posting on X, the presidential aide said Tinubu’s slip should not distract Nigerians from the importance of the Democracy Day celebration.

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.”

On Wednesday, Tinubu slipped at the Eagles Square, venue of the 2024 Democracy Day celebration.

Tinubu slipped while boarding the parade vehicle.

He had approached the vehicle shortly after he arrived at the venue.

When the President slipped, his security details and some aides immediately rushed to him and assisted him to regain his balance.

On his part, Tinubu’s Special Adviser on Social Media, Dada Olusegun, insisted that there are no issues with the president.

Dada explained that Tinubu only missed his steps.

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