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My survival in helicopter crash, evidence of God’s special mercy on me — Osinbajo

ABEOKUTA—Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, has said that his experience in the past showed that he is a product of God’s special mercy.


Osinbajo stated this  in his remark, yesterday, at the Inter-denominational Service of Praise and Thanksgiving, at the Obafemi Awolowo Square, Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State.

The event was attended by the following personalities: Governors of Lagos and Oyo States, Akinwunmi Ambode and Abiola Ajimobi, respectively, the immediate past governor of Osun State, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Ogun State Governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, Senator Godswill Akpabio, traditional rulers, among other dignitaries.

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Osinbajo, who was accompanied by his wife, Dolapo, said the thanksgiving in his home town became important to thank God for sparing his life in a helicopter crash on February 2, in Kabba, Kogi State.

He attributed  his survival in the crash to the special mercy of God, who he said had seen him through ups and downs of life.

Osinbajo  thereafter, offered prayers for peace, progress and stability in the country at the event.

“God actually saw me through the rigours and hazards during campaigns in the build up to the 2019 general elections.”

Earlier, his wife, Dolapo, in her testimony, shared her experience when she received the news of her husband’s helicopter crash.

According to her, the mercy of God had been pillar of her family.

Speaking  on the occasion, the State governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, described Osinbajo as an embodiment of diligence and sincerity.

“It was mercy of God and absolute faith in Him that helped me to survive  the challenges I faced during the governorship election in Ogun State.”

In his sermon at the service,  the Archbishop of Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos, the Most Reverend Olusina Fape, said that the victory of the All Progressives Congress, APC,  at the last  presidential election was because of God’s mercy.

He said: “The election has come and gone. But it was won through the mercy of God. It is mercy that makes difference in lives of individuals. Election is not according to your power, your ability and your wisdom, election is a matter of mercy.

“Mercy does five things, it brings victory, it brings exaltation, it brings wisdom,   it brings deliverance and success. Your Excellency, whatever you might have achieved is not by your power or wisdom, but by the sheer mercy of God.

“As you celebrate today,  God’s mercy will catapult you to the next level according to the slogan of your party.”

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