‘It can happen to anyone’ — Obi reacts to Tinubu’s fall at Eagle Square

Peter Obi, presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP) in the 2023 election, has reacted to President Bola Tinubu’s fall at the venue of the 2024 Democracy Day.

On Wednesday, Tinubu missed his steps and fell while climbing the parade vehicle at the Eagle Square in Abuja.

The president momentarily lost his footing but quickly regained his balance with support from his aide-de-camp (ADC).

The incident sparked a social media frenzy, with some mocking the president.


Reacting in a post on X, Obi said Nigerians should not gloat over an incident that can happen to anyone. 

“I was saddened to learn of President Tinubu’s unfortunate fall today. I wish him well. We achieve nothing by gloating about an accident that could well happen to any of us,” Obi wrote on X.

“We are all human beings, and while we profoundly disagree on how to move Nigeria forward, we must remember our common human frailty. Let us stay focused on the issues that will lead to a new Nigeria.


“May this moment serve as a poignant reminder of our shared humanity and the need for compassion, empathy, and unity in our pursuit of a brighter future for our great nation.”

While addressing Nigerians during the national broadcast to mark the 25th anniversary of uninterrupted democracy in Nigeria, Tinubu said his administration is working tirelessly to fix the economy and address rising insecurity.

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