There was mild trepidation on Saturday when the chopper conveying Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and members of his team crash-landed in Kabba, Kogi state.
The mishap which was disclosed by Laolu Akande, senior special assistant to the vice-president on media and publicity was swiftly followed by an optimistic tweet which indicated that the vice- president is safe.
“VP Osinbajo’s Chopper crash lands in Kabba, but he and the entire crew safe. He is continuing with his engagements and plans for the day in Kogi State,” Akande
Osinbajo came out of the chopper unhurt, and immediately went on with his business in Kabba, receiving a warm welcome from residents as his team drove through the town.
This will be the second time Osinbajo will escape helicopter crash in eight months.
On June 7, 2018, the chopper that conveyed Osibanjo from the Nigeria Customs Command and Staff College, Gwagwalada, Abuja, was forced to land few seconds after take off.
Akande had explained that the vice-president avoided using his chopper from Gwagwalada where he had gone for an official assignment back to the Presidential Villa, Abuja because of “technical reasons.”
The vice-president was in the college for the graduation ceremony of Senior Division Course 1/2018 participants.
The vice-president has been going from state to state campaigning for the reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari, and the All Progressives Congress candidates across the country.
Osinbajo was in Ondo state on Thursday and Friday, campaigning across Ile Oluji, Idanre, and other towns in the state.