A Day After, Buhari, Tinubu Silent On Chopper Crash Involving Osinbajo
President Muhammadu Buhari is yet to officially comment on the helicopter crash involving vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, his second in command.
Also, POLITICS TIMES observed that a national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, is yet to release a statement on the development.
This is unusual as the duo are known to respond to developments immediately they occur.
The chopper conveying Mr Osinbajo and his campaign team, who were on their way to a political engagement in Kogi State, crash landed in Kabba area of the state on Saturday at noon.
Although the incident claimed no life, the vice president still went on with his engagement.
Saturday’s incident will be the second time the vice president is involved in a helicopter crash since this administration came into power. The first happened last year June.
While Nigerians including the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have thanked God for securing the life of the number two citizen, nothing is being heard from the camps of Buhari and Tinubu.
The opposition party has called for an investigation into the matter, this is despite an explanation on why the chopper crash.
Caverton Helicopters, owners of the aircraft, said in a statement issued on Saturday that the incident occurred due to usual weather conditions.
Already, Reno Omokri, an ex-presidential aide, has advised Mr Osinbajo to watch his back because some political forces see him as a stumbling block to their political aspiration.
Mr Omokri was subtly referring to Mr Tinubu who is alleged to be nursing the aspiration to become president in 2023. The APC Chieftain is yet to deny the allegation since Bukola Saraki, Senate President, made it known.
Tinubu had recommended Osinbajo as running mate to Buhari, when his bid to clinch the position failed. The vice president served as commissioner under the former Lagos State governor.