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Nigerian president trips, falls in parade vehicle

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday stumbled and fell as he climbed into the back of a parade vehicle at Eagles Square on Wednesday.

A video circulating on social media showed that the president missed his step and fell while walking into a vehicle that would convey him for a parade at Eagle Square.

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The presidency, however, said no issues as immediately went on with the ceremonial rounds.

Tinubu, who wore a white native attire popularly known as agbada and his signature cap, struggled to save himself by holding on to the vehicle, but landed on the ground while his aides rushed to support him back to his feet.

Reacting to the development, Dada Olusegun, a special assistant to the president on social media, said, “Mr President missed his step while climbing into the truck at the June 12 Democracy Day celebration and tripped. It was a mild misstep. He immediately went on with the ceremonial rounds. No issues.”

The guards around him were unable to prevent the Nigerian president from taking a tumble and hitting the floor of the vehicle.

In the build-up to the 2023 presidential election, Mr Tinubu in reaction to rising concerns about his failing health had infamously said, “If you hear them saying, can I do it? I am not applying for the job of a grave digger; not race running, I am not a horse. I am not applying for bricklaying. I went to school to study accountancy and management.

“I am applying for a job of the brain; intelligent thinking; it is a job for someone who is ready to do things right. I will not let Nigerians down. I have the brain and capacity.”

At one time, Mr Tinubu spent three months in a London hospital where his media office said he underwent a knee surgery and took so much time to rehabilitate.

A video of Mr Tinubu’s dress soaked from behind published by Peoples Gazette elicited fresh rounds of criticsm among Nigerians with many suggesting the APC chieftain is suffering from urinary incontinence.

Days later, Mr Tinubu’s estranged protégé, Rauf Aregbesola, then-minister of interior, derided him at a political rally, saying “won ti n to ara,” a Yoruba expression meaning “they’re already urinating on themselves.”

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