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Osinbajo’s copter crash: PDP, Group calls for probe, OBJ reacts


The Peoples Democratic Party has expressed shock over the crash of the helicopter carrying Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in Kabba, Kogi State, on Saturday.

The PDP in a terse statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, thanked God for the safety of Osinbajo and members of his entourage as well as the crew.

This comes as a religious organisation under the aegis of Coalition of Christian Groups For Good Governance (Nigeria and Diaspora), called non the Federal Government to commence an investigation into the crash of the helicopter carrying the Vice President.

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

The Vice President had while speaking at the Obaro of Kabba’s Palace, during his first stop in Kogi State, also expressed gratitude to God for the absence of the Chopper crash

Ologbondiyan, however, called “for a thorough investigation into the traumatic incident adding that the safety of our leaders, and of course, all Nigerians, must be guaranteed, especially at this critical time.”

He also urged Nigerians irrespective of creed, ethnicity, and political affiliation, to continue to pray for God’s “continued intervention in our national life.”

Helicopter crash: Christian group seeks probe, prayers for Osinbajo.

The President of COCGOG and Chairman, Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians, Rev. Daniel Kadzai, 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.

Kadzai recalled the case of late Governor Patrick Yakowa of Kaduna State, former National Security Adviser (NSA), late Gen. 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”, the organisation

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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