By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
The Vice President of Federal Republic Of Nigeria (FRN), Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has described his experience in the February second Helicopter crash as mercy of God upon Osinbajo family.
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.
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 Osoba no 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, tje Bishop of Remo Diocese, Is in ampMost 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.”
Also in attendance are: 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, HRM Oba of Iwo Land, Chief Bode Mustapha Apagun of Egbaland, Chief Tolu Odebiyi Senator elect from Ogun West Senatorial District, Hon. Adejare from Lagos State. Senator Musiliu Obanikoro, among other dignitaries.