Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State is in shock over the unfortunate fatal plane crash involving the Chief Executive Officer/ Group Managing Director of Access Holdings, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, his wife, Chizoba, his son, and Chief Abimbola Ogunbanjo, among others.
The report was not just shocking to Governor Uzodimma but has devastated him, a statement by Oguwike Nwachuku, his Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser said.
Wigwe, his wife, son, Chief Ogunbanjo who was the Group Chairman, Nigerian Exchange Group ( NGX Group) and the crew members of Eurocopter EC130 died in a crash Friday when the helicopter went down near Baker, a town of 700 people about 153 kilometers South west of Las Vegas in the United States.
The statement said Uzodimma is still in shock over the ugly incident and yet to come to terms with the reality that Wigwe, his wife, his son and Ogunbanjo are no more.
He said the death of the Wigwes and Chief Ogunbanjo becomes more devastating to the Governor as he recalls his close relationship with them.
The statement said while the Governor will miss the deceased sorely, it is his prayer that God will grant their families, friends and associates the grace to bear the huge loss.