A former candidate of the Social Democratic Party in the recently held Kogi governorship election, Natasha Akpoti has lamented the closure of the airport for some minutes for the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, to fly out of the country.
Akpoti, who was on board Air Peace from Lagos to Abuja stated via her Twitter that the Airport was closed for 20 minutes for Osinbajo.
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According to her, the plane was hovering over the air as the pilot waited for clearance to land.
“This must STOP Abuja airport closed for 20 minutes as @ProfOsinbajo flew out. We (@flyairpeace
) & 4 other airlines hovered in Abuja’s airspace for 15 minutes waiting for clearance to land. Imagine fuel cost, risks, etc
This must STOP 🛑
Abuja airport closed for 20 minutes as @ProfOsinbajo flew out.
We (@flyairpeace) & 4 other airlines hovered in Abuja’s airspace for 15 minutes waiting for clearance to land.
— Natasha Akpoti (@NatashaAkpoti) February 7, 2020
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It has been a standard practice for the Presidents and Vice Presidents all over the world. Airports operations are usually held pending the time they fly. It is believed to have been done for security purposes
. This Must Stop, Natasha Akpoti Laments Over Delay of Her Arrival for Osinbajo Follow iDONSABI.