Helicopter crash: Christian group seeks probe, prayers for Osinbajo

Helicopter crash: Christian group seeks probe, prayers for Osinbajo

- Reactions continue to trail the helicopter accident involving Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo

- Prominent Nigerians and groups have been sending heart-warming messages to the vice president over the incident

- A religious organisation has called on the Federal Government to commence an investigation into the crash of the helicopter

A religious organisation under the aegis of Coalition of Christian Groups For Good Governance (COCGOG), on Saturday, February 1, called on the Federal Government to commence an investigation into the crash of the helicopter carrying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in Kabba, Kogi state.

The coalition also sought for prayers on behalf of the vice President, who, it said, had escaped plane crash twice within seven months.

The president of COCGOG and chairman, Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians, Reverend Daniel Kadzai, made these demands in a statement issued in Abuja.

“Similar suspicious incidents have happened in the past without probe. This particular one should be thoroughly investigated,” he stated.

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Kadzai recalled the case of late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna state, former National Security Adviser, late General Andrew Owoye Azazi and late Assistant Inspector-General of Police, John Haruna “who lost their lives in mysterious helicopter crashes.”

Kadzai, immediate-past President of YOWICAN - Christian Association of Nigeria (Youth Wing) said, “Till date, nothing had been said about the investigation into the helicopter crashes of these great people. This has raised serious suspicion on the frequent crash involving top Christians in Nigeria.

“While we call on Christians all over the country to pray fervently against any form of manipulations against the vice president, Pastor Yemi Osibanjo, we also demand thorough investigation into the cause of the crash.

“Similar suspicious incidents happened in the case of late governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, late Andrew Owoye Azazi and late AIG John Haruna who lost their lives in mysterious Helicopter crashes. Till date, nothing has been said about the investigation, thus raising serious suspicion on the frequent crash involving top Christians in Nigeria.”

Last week, COCGOG protested against the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen by President Muhammadu Buhari, with a call on all Christians nationwide to “be at alert and await further directives.”

Kadzai had appealed to the international community to prevail on Buhari to “toe the part of honour and reverse the ambiguous adventure.”

“From the body language of VP Osinbajo and other Christians in government, it is obvious that they are either under threat or under some powers in Aso Rock. Hence, they need the prayers of all Christians in Nigeria for spiritual deliverance,” he stated.

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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 Osinbajo survived the crash.

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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