The inauguration of Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the 16th elected president of the country took an unexpected turn today as a dramatic incident unfolded on the podium.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that a video capturing the incident shows President Tinubu seemingly disoriented, staggering and confused about his next move.
The bewildering moment occurred just as the president was about to address the nation, creating a brief moment of chaos.
Fortunately, swift action from his security personnel averted any potential mishap.
The security man promptly intervened and guided the perplexed president to the podium stand, ensuring he could proceed with his scheduled speech.
The video, which has gone viral, captured a temporary lapse in the president’s composure, raising questions about his state of mind, especially as he was recently back from several trips abroad.
It is important to note that earlier today, Bola Ahmed Tinubu was officially sworn in as President of Nigeria, taking the oath of office with a resolute declaration: “I, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, do solemnly swear that I will not allow my personal interests to influence my official conduct or decisions… So help me, God.”
President Tinubu emerged victorious in the recent presidential election, garnering the highest number of votes, surpassing notable contenders such as Atiku Abubakar of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Peter Obi of the Labour Party (LP), and Rabiu Kwankwaso of the New Nigeria Peoples Party (NNPP).
However, it is worth mentioning that both Atiku and Obi have opted to challenge Tinubu’s triumph by contesting the election results at the Presidential Election Tribunal.
As of press time, neither Atiku nor Obi has extended their congratulations to the newly inaugurated president.