Osinbajo visits Kogi monarch after surviving helicopter crash

Osinbajo visits Kogi monarch after surviving helicopter crash

Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, on Saturday, February 2, visited the king of Kabba, a major town in Kogi state, few moments after he survived a helicopter crash

The crash occurred in the town while the vice president and his team were on board from Abuja, the nation’s capital.

Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s spokesperson who confirmed the incident, said everyone on board the helicopter is safe and that the vice president had continued with the campaign.

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Akande disclosed that after the crash, the vice president still visited the palace of the Obaro of Kabba where he expressed gratitude to God for sparing his life and those of the others who were with him.

“VP Osinbajo speaking now at the palace of the Obaro of Kabba, expresses gratitude to God for the deliverance from the chopper crash,” he said.

He further quoted Professor Osinbajo as saying: "We are extremely grateful to the Lord for preserving our lives from the incident that just happened. Everyone of us is safe and no one is maimed.”

The office of the vice president also released a statement confirming that everyone on board the helicopter was safe.

“Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) has arrived Kabba, Kogi state safely. His Chopper had crash landed after a landing incident, but everyone is safe.

“Prof Osinbajo is now in Kabba after the incident and continuing his engagements in the state, engaging the people on the ‘Next Level’ plan of the Buhari administration,” the statement said.

Legit.ng earlier reported that the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday, February 2, joined Nigerians in expressing happiness that the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, survived a helicopter crash on his way to Kogi state.

Atiku, who posted his reaction on his social media handle, said: “Dear vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, I just received news of the crash of your helicopter in Kabba, Kogi state. I am happy to note, however, that all is well with you and your delegation.”

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In a very short reaction, the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, expressed gratitude to God that the vice president survived the incident.

"I join all Nigerians in thanking Almighty God for sparing the life of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who survived a helicopter crash over Kabba, Kogi state today," he said.

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