The Labour Party candidate in the 2023 general election, Mr Peter Obi, has mourned the loss of Access Bank Holding Company Chief Executive Officer, Herbert Wigwe in an air mishap on Saturday.
Obi expressed his sadness in post via his official X handle on Sunday.
Wigwe, alongside his Anambra State born wife and their son, died in the copter crash on Saturday in California, USA.
Obi, a businessman, said he was distressed to hear the news as Wigwe had been a close ally of his for years.
“I am deeply saddened by the tragic news of the passing of my dear friend, Mr Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Holdings, along with his wife and son, and another close friend, Abimbola Ogunbanjo, former group chairman of NGX Group.
“This loss is profoundly felt across the nation. I first met Herbert during his early days, on the brink of starting his marital journey.
“I vividly remember assisting him in preparing for his traditional wedding and being there for the ceremony with his wife, Chizoba, from Achina, Anambra.
“Since then, I have maintained a connection to his endeavors in my own modest ways. Herbert, a determined and forward-thinking individual, led Access Bank to new heights.
“His noteworthy contributions extended beyond the professional realm, with commendable philanthropic efforts in health and education.
“This was exemplified by the establishment of Wigwe University, showcasing his deep commitment to education as a driver of development,” he said.
Obi, the former Anambra State Governor noted the loss of such an exceptional individual reminded mankind of the fleeting nature of life, encouraging them to live with a purpose that contributed to the betterment of humanity.
He noted that his heartfelt thoughts and prayers were with Herbert, his beloved wife, his son, and all those who lost their lives in the tragic plane crash.
He prayers that God should grant them eternal rest and provide strength to Herbert’s family, Access Holdings, and all of them mourning the irreplaceable loss.
The LP flag bearer prayed God to grant the deceased family members a peaceful repose.