Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said that a lot of people whether in or out of government, would have been in trouble, if he had died in last February’s helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi state.
The vice president made this known, while speaking during a special thanksgiving service for the All Progressives Congress (APC) victory at the just concluded polls.
At the service which held at the old Banquet Hall of the State House, Osinbajo said he is all thanks to God for sparing his life and exalting him, as he never thought he’d be, who he is today
“On February 2nd, God gave me reason to know that but for His grace we would have been consumed, when our helicopter crashed.
“When the crashed occurred, for a moment there was complete silence. For a second, it occurred to me that if we had died, that is what it would have been – complete silence. But we all got out without a scratch. God delivered us.
“God also delivered those in charge of our security; even the government of Kogi State would also have been in trouble. We give God all the glory.
“I pray God will also be kind to you all also, that you will never be lacking in support, care and genuine prayers.
“God is surely worthy to be praised. I have no special qualifications to be here but exaltation comes from God”.
“I wouldn’t have believed that I would be going round the country campaigning for votes in 2015 and thereafter”.
National Broadcast: PDP Slams Buhari Over ‘Disappointing, Empty’ Speech – PDP
Recall that Buhari in his speech called for an end to the protest, adding that his government had already accepted and started implementing demands of the protesters.
He, however, failed to acknowledge the shooting of protesters by soldiers of the Nigerian Army at the Lekki Toll Gate on Tuesday night.
Reacting in a statement on Thursday night by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, the PDP said Buhari’s address was depressing and failed empathy test.
The party appealed to Nigerians, particularly the youth, to remain calm and allow a return to normal life in the collective quest for peaceful co-existence in the overall interest of the nation.
PDP Asks Buhari To Stop Killing Of #EndSARS Protesters Across Nigeria
This was contained in a statement titled “EndSARS- Lekki Massacre,” signed by the PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, late on Tuesday.
Ologbodiyan said, “The Peoples Democratic Party, condemns in very strong terms, the killing of peaceful protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos as well as other parts of our country.
“It is shocking that security agents and, in some cases, thugs, were reportedly deployed to end the lives of promising Nigerians. This, to say the least, is saddening.
“Those responsible for the heinous murder of the innocent and harmless Nigerians must account for their nefarious acts.
“The PDP calls on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately direct an end to these wanton killings across our nation.
#EndSARS: Gov Bello Warns Protesters Against Overthrowing Buhari
He stated this during an interview with Africa Independent Television AIT on Monday night.
Bello called on his fellow state governors to tack charge in their respective states so as to prevent loss of lives and properties due to attacks by hoodlums.
He, however, warned Nigerian youths to resist the temptation of using the current situation in the country to seek an undemocratic change in leadership.
The Governor warned that those interested in the presidency must wait till 2023 and go through democratic processes.
He urged the protesting youths to leave the streets and embrace dialogue.
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