PDP reacts to Osinbajo's helicopter crash

A helicopter conveying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo crash-landed in Kogi State

A helicopter conveying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo crash-landed in Kogi State

The statement said: "An Augusta AW139 Helicopter, under management by Caverton Helicopters was involved in a mishap on landing in Kabba, Kogi State around 3pm today (2nd February 2019) as a result of unusual weather conditions".

Speaking after the incident, Osinbajo said, "All thanks and glory to God, the chopper we boarded today from Abuja just crash landed in Kabba, Kogi State, and the entire crew plus myself are all safe".

In the same vein, the Kogi State Government confirmed the incident in a statement yesterday, saying the VP was safe and continued his engagements thereafter.

Nobody was hurt in the incident, as the vice president and his aides were pulled out of the helicopter safely.

Akande gave no further details on the crash but he thanked God and the flight crew.

Osinbajo was on the campaign trail for his All Progressives Congress (APC) party ahead of this month's general elections, and delivered a speech as planned shortly after the crash.

The PDP, on its part, rejoice with Professor Osinbajo in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan.

It also urged all Nigerians regardless of creed, ethnicity and political affiliation, to continue to pray for God's continued intervention in the affairs of the nation.

Political party candidates have been campaigning across Nigeria.

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