Osibanjo Survives Helicopter Clash

…I Smell A Rat – Fani-Kayode

…Dickson Thank God For Sparing The Life Of VP Osibanjo 

The Governor of Bayelsa State, Henry Seriake Dickson, has thank God for averting what he described as a “National Tragedy”, urging Nigerians to thank God for sparing the lives of the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and other passengers in the helicopter that crash landed in Kabba, Kogi State, on Saturday.

He said that the citizenry should be grateful to the Almighty God for preventing what would have been a major tragedy especially at this critical period of heightened political activities in the country.

A statement by his Special Adviser on Media Relations, Mr. Fidelis Soriwei, Gov. Dickson said that Nigerians should regard themselves as members of a solid and united family irrespective of political differences and platforms.

The Governor stressed that being in different political platforms should not be allowed to cause division and disunity in the country.

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He also said that Nigerians should exploit moments such as the helicopter incident assert their humanity.

“I have heard about the crash-landing of the helicopter that was conveying the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and other passengers at Kabba, Kogi State.

“I join Nigerians to thank the Almighty GOD for this great deliverance and the prevention of a tragedy that would have plunged this nation into mourning at this critical time.

“We should all thank God for sparing the lives of the Vice President, the other passengers and the crew for his mercies.

“In this country, we have a responsibility to see ourselves as brothers and sisters of a united family irrespective of differences in party platforms.

“Being in different parties should not make us see ourselves as enemies or tear us apart. We should reinforce our common humanity in moments like this.”

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“My family and I and indeed the Government and people of Bayelsa State hereby offer our best wishes and show gratitude to God for sparing life of the Vice President.” Gov. Dickson said.

It would be recalled that Governor Dickson is partly from the Fidipite ruling family of Ijebu Ode in Ogun State and refers to the Vice President as his Egbon, the Yoruba term for elder brother.

The Vice President and his wife, Mrs. Dolapo Osinbajo, attended the burial ceremony of the late Madam Goldcoast Dickson, mother of the Governor in Angiama, Patani Local Government Area if Delta State In December 2018.

More reactions have trailed the unfortunate incident that almost claim the life of the Vice President, Yemi Osibanjo and other passengers in on board in clashed Helicopter in Kabba, Kogi State.

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In a tweet by Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, he recalled how the former security adviser, General Azazi and Yakowa died in suspicious plane clashes.

Femi tweeted, “Interesting to note that the helicopter crash that almost took the life of @ProfOsinbajo occured in Kabba, @adeyanjudeji’s hometown.Also intetesting to note what happened as the pilot tried to land.Reminds me of the suspicious “crash” that killed Azazi and Yakowa.I smell a rat.”

He said “I thank God for sparing the life of our Vice President, @ProfOsinbajo, in today’s helicopter crash. The Lord is patient and merciful. Glory, honor and praise be unto His holy name.” the tweet added.