Following the helicopter that conveyed Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo and his team for political engagement in Kabba, Kogi State crash-landed, leaders of the main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has joined other prominent Nigerians to thank God for sparing the life of the Vice President.
Earlier on Saturday, the Nigerian Air Force helicopter conveying the Vice President crash-landed at the Kabba Township Stadium.
But Professor Osinbajo and all members of the crew came out of the crashed chopper unhurt, after which he continued his engagement in the state.
The crash was said to have occurred when the propeller of the helicopter suddenly pulled out at the stadium.
Some of those who rejoiced with the Vice President for surviving the crash are PDP presidential candidate and former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, and Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The PDP leaders took to their Twitter handles to congratulate Professor Osinbajo.
Dear Vice President @ProfOsinbajo, 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. -AAhttps://t.co/N7mMjRbigq
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) February 2, 2019
I rejoice with VP Yemi Osinbajo and thank God for keeping him alive today. I wish him quick recovery from whatever minor injuries he could have sustained in the crash.
For me, sanctity of life goes beyond politics and I pray that God will continue to safeguard his life.
— Peter Ayodele Fayose (@GovAyoFayose) February 2, 2019
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. https://t.co/bSLo0ahTKQ
— Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) February 2, 2019
I join His Excellency, Prof @ProfOsinbajo in thanking the Almighty God for saving him and his team from any fatality in the unfortunate incident in Kogi State. I urge relevant authorities to conduct due diligence checks on all govt owned aircraft to prevent a re-occurrence.
— Rt Hon Yakubu Dogara (@YakubDogara) February 2, 2019
I join the rest of Nigerians of goodwill in thanking God for saving the life of our Vice President.
God did it for you not man and we give him all the glory and adoration
I urge Nigerians not to relent in their prayers for peaceful electioneering.
— Prince Uche Secondus (@UcheSecondus) February 2, 2019