Nigerian Vice President survives helicopter crash 2 weeks to elections Updated for 2021

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Updated: March 5, 2021


The Nigerian Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has survived a helicopter crash in Kogi state, just two weeks to a presidential election on February 16.

In a statement sent to TODAY NEWS AFRICA in Washington D.C., his spokesman, Laolu Akande, said he was safe after his helicopter crash landed in Kogi state on Saturday.

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“Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has arrived Kabba, Kogi State safely. His Chopper had crash landed after a landing incident, but everyone is safe,” Akande said.
 
“Prof. Osinbajo is now in Kabba after the incident and continuing his engagements in the State, engaging the people on the Next Level plan of the Buhari administration,” he added.

Nigerians go to the polls in two weeks and various candidates have been crisscrossing the country to campaign.

It was not clear whether the Vice President or someone else suffered injuries from the crash.

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Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba covers the White House, the U.S. government, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other financial and international institutions for Today News Africa in Washington D.C. Simon can be reached on simonateba@todaynewsafrica.com

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