June 12: President Tinubu Slips at Eagles Square +Video

President Bola Tinubu on Wednesday while attempting to board the parade vehicle slipped at Eagles Square, the venue of the June 12, 2024, Democracy Day celebration.

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.

The video has generated different reactions across social media platforms.

Tinubu is not the first President to have fallen at a public event.

While some linked it to his age, however, younger world leaders, including President Vladimir Putin of Russia and former President Barack Obama ans President Joe Biden of the United States of America, had slipped openly before now.

Putin was reported to have fallen down from a staircase.

Obama slipped while descending the presidential plane, christened: “Air Force One,” but was quick to pick himself up before help reached him.

Biden also fell while attempting to board the Air Force One.

So also did former US President Gerald Ford have a massive fall from Air Force One in 1975.

In 2019, Chinese leader Xi Jinping also fell in public.

Former President of Zimbabwe, late Robert Mugabe, also fell in the public eye before he was swept out of power.

For always on flick former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, he slipped during a charity tug of war in 2015.

Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt fell down the steps in Paris, France in 2015, landing her on her hands and knees. 

Thorning-Schmidt was exiting France’s Elysee Palace wearing high heel shoes before she wobbled and her ankles appeared to give way, causing her to tumble and let out a scream. 

She quickly dusted herself off and proceeded to take questions from nearby reporters.

Margaret Thatcher fell in 1982 in Beijing, China.

Thatcher’s fall came during a negotiation meeting for some English islands.

Additional report from The Eagle Online


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