Why President Tinubu Was On The Second Row At SA President’s Inauguration, Presidential Aide Reveals

Why President Tinubu Was On The Second Row At SA President's Inauguration, Presidential Aide RevealsPresident Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s Senior Special Assistant, O’tega Ogra, has disclosed the reason behind President Tinubu’s attendance in the second row at the inauguration of South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Ogra provided an explanation following the viral video that purportedly showed President Cyril Ramaphosa ignoring President Bola Tinubu during his inauguration.CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>

In the trending video, President Ramaphosa was seen greeting other dignitaries, but when he got to where Tinubu was standing, he did not greet the Nigerian President. Some people took to social media to claim that President Tinubu was snubbed by Ramaphosa.

While reacting to the video which was shared online by Aisha Yesufu, Ogra said that the first row at the inauguration was reserved for kings and royalty in South Africa, and that President Ramaphosa was not expected to start greeting people at the time of the trending video. He said that Ramaphosa was called to the podium by the inauguration compere.

He added that after the national anthem, the South African President went ahead to greet the visiting presidents who were standing on the second row.

He said, “For the record, that first row at today’s inauguration for South African kings/royalty.

“The South African President wasn’t expected to start greeting dignitaries at the time of the video you shared, and he was respectfully called by the inauguration compere.

“Immediately after President Ramaphosa finished the anthem, he went ahead to greet the visiting presidents who were all seated in the second row.”CONTINUE FULL READING>>>>>