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From Swagger To ‘Buga’, From ‘Babaringa’ To ‘Dobale’: How Tinubu Describes His Fall At Eagle Square




…Says Democracy is a day worth falling for

President Bola Tinubu has responded to his public fall at the Democracy Day celebrations in Abuja, joking that he was simply showing respect for the occasion.

BIGPEN NIGERIA ( reports that while climbing into a presidential parade vehicle at the Eagle Square, on Wednesday,
Tinubu missed his step and fell, prompting a flurry of social media reactions.

But the President was unfazed, quipping that as a “traditional Yoruba boy”, he was merely performing a traditional greeting, known as “dobale”, to honour democracy.


“Democracy is a day worth falling for”, he declared at the Democracy Day Dinner, held at the State House Conference Center.

He said: “June 12 represent the heart and soul of our democratic struggle in the country.

“Early this morning, I had a swagger and it’s on the social media. They are confused whether I was doing buga or doing babaringa but it is a day to celebrate democracy while doing ‘dobale‘ for today.


“I am additionally Yoruba boy, I did my dobale. Democracy is a day that is worthy of falling for”, he added.