According to a report by Punch Metro, the wife of the Vice-President, Dolapo Osinbajo, on Sunday, shared her experience when she received the news of her husband’s helicopter crash in February.
She recalled that on the day the incident happened she was in Ikenne, Ogun State, for a programme.
The VP’s wife stated this on Sunday in her remarks during an interdenominational service of praise and thanksgiving to appreciate God for sparing Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo’s life in the helicopter crash that happened on February 2 in Kabba, Kogi State.
The thanksgiving service, which held at the Obafemi Awolowo Square, Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State, was attended by Governors of Lagos and Oyo states, Akinwunmi Ambode and Abiola Ajimobi, respectively.
Also in attendance were the immediate past governor of Osun State, Rauf Aregbesola, Ogun State governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, Senator Godswill Akpabio and some traditional rulers, among other dignitaries.
Speaking on the helicopter crash, Mrs Osinbajo said she was on her way to Lagos from Ogun State when she received a call on the incident, adding that she was shocked by the news.
“I am thankful to God for saving the life of my husband and those of his co-passengers.”
Mrs Osinbajo told the congregation that the mercy of God had been the pillar of her family.
In his remarks, the Vice-President described himself as a product of God’s special mercy.
The VP explained that the thanksgiving in his home town, Ikenne, became imperative to thank God for sparing his life in the helicopter crash.
He ascribed his survival in the crash to the special mercy of God, who, according to him, has been seeing him through the ups and downs of life.
He prayed for peace, progress and stability in the country.
Also speaking, the Ogun State governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, described Osinbajo as an embodiment of diligence and sincerity.
He said Osinbajo had some attributes worthy of emulation.
In his sermon, the Archbishop of Ecclesiastical Province of Lagos, the Most Reverend Olusina Fape, said the victory of the All Progressives Congress in this year’s presidential election was because of God’s mercy.
Fape, who added that it was God’s mercy that averted the untimely death from the VP, prayed that God would see the country to the next level of greatness,
The cleric urged Osinbajo to continue to serve God.
“The election has come and gone. But it was won through the mercy of God. It is mercy that makes the difference in the 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,” Fape stated.