Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo yesterday, declared that his journey through out the 2019 electioneering campaign was a product of God’s special mercy.
Osinbajo made the declaration during his remark at the Interdenominational Service of Praise and Thanksgiving organised for him by the Christian communities which held at the Obafemi Awolowo Square, Ikenne-Remo, Ogun State.
With particular reference to his helicopter’s crash on 2nd February, 2019 at Kabba in Kogi state, the Vice President, who acknowledged the Omnipotence of God over his life, also emphasised that were it not for God’s mercy, himself and other 11 occupants of the ill-fated chopper would have died in the incident.
Speaking at the event, which had in attendance, governors: Akinwunmi Ambode (Lagos), Abiola Ajimobi (Oyo) as well as the Ogun governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, the VP ascribed his survival in the crash to the special mercy of God, who according to him, has seen him through ups and downs of life.
Other eminent personalities that joined Vice President Osinbajo at the thanksgiving service included the immediate past governor of Osun state, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Senator Godswill Akpabio, Musiliu Obanikoro, Olusola Oke as well as traditional rulers from the state.
Osinbajo, who was accompanied by his wife, Dolapo to the service, said the thanksgiving in his home town became imperative to thank God for sparing his life in a helicopter crash on February 2 in Kabba, Kogi State.
The VP, however, offered prayers for peace, progress and stability in the country, acknowledging that God actually saw him through the rigours and hazards during campaigns in the build up to the 2019 general elections.
Speaking earlier, wife of the Vice President, Dolapo, who narrated how herself and other family members received the sad news, called on all Nigerians to continue in their prayers for President Muhammadu Buhari and Osinbajo to enable them take the country to where God wants them to.
In his remark at the thanksgiving service, the Ogun State governor-elect, Dapo Abiodun, described Osinbajo as an embodiment of diligence and sincerity, the attributes which according to him are worthy of emulation.
Abiodun said that just like the VP, it was mercy of God and absolute faith in Him that helped him to waddle through the murky waters of politics that characterised the governorship election in Ogun State.
In his sermon at the service, the Archbishop of Ecclesiatical Province of Lagos, The Most Reverend Olusina Fape, said that the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the just concluded presidential election was because of God’s mercy.
While praying that God should see the country to the next level of greatness, Fape, added that it was God’s mercy that diverted untimely death from the VP, urging him to continue to serve the God who has been merciful to him and his family.
“The election has come and gone. But it was won though 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.
“As you celebrate today, God’s mercy will catapult you to the next level according to the slogan of your party,” Fape stated.
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