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Nigerian Vice President survives helicopter crash 2 weeks to elections


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.

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

Simon Ateba
Simon Ateba
Born in a small village in Cameroon, groomed in Nigeria's most populous city of Lagos, and now in Washington D.C. to practice journalism at a global level, Simon is an investigative journalist and publisher of TODAY NEWS AFRICA, USA based in Washington DC

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