Two crashes in seven months: Nigerian christian group raises alarm over safety of VP Osinbajo
London, Feb. 3, 2019 (AltAfrica)-A Nigerian religious organisation, Coalition of Christian Groups For Good Governance (Nigeria and Diaspora), on Saturday expressed deep concern over frequent crashes involving Nigeria’s Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo
The coalition is particularly worried that in about seven months, VP Osinbajo has escaped plane crashes twice.
The group has therefore called on the federal government to immediately commence thorough investigation into the Kogi helicopter crash involving the VP Osinbajo while calling for fervent prayers for safety on behalf of the Vice President
The President of COCGOG and Chairman, Congress of Northern Nigeria Christians, Rev. Daniel Kadzai, made 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 in helicopter crashes.”
Kadzai, the 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.