The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday expressed his elation over the survival of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in a helicopter crash in Kabba, Kogi State.
Atiku made this statement via his Twitter handle where he said, “Dear Vice President @ProfOsinbajo, I just received news of the crash of your helicopter in Kabba, Kogi State.
“I am happy to note however that all is well with you and your delegation.”
Dear Vice President @ProfOsinbajo, I just received news of the crash of your helicopter in Kabba, Kogi State. I am happy to note however that all is well with you and your delegation. -AAhttps://t.co/N7mMjRbigq
— Atiku Abubakar (@atiku) February 2, 2019
Earlier on Saturday, a helicopter carrying Osinbajo crashed as it was touching down in central Nigerian state of Kogi on Saturday, but no injuries were recorded between him and crew members.
This was confirmed by a presidential spokesperson Laolu Akande in a statement issued after the incident.
Osinbajo “continued with his engagements and plans for the day” in the state, Akande added.
It was not immediately clear what happened, but further investigations are expected.
Pictures from the scene of the crash showed charred helicopter blades after it tilted uncontrollably to one side. It was unclear how many persons were aboard.