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AFCON 2023 final: How Herbert Wigwe’s death’ll stop me from watching Super Eagles vs Cote d’ Ivoire – Peter Obi

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The 2023 Labour Party, LP, presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has said he won’t attend the All African Cup of Nations, AFCON, finals between the Super Eagles and Cote d’Ivoire.

Obi said the death of Access Bank Holdings, Herbert Wigwe has affected him to the level that he can’t make it to the stadium to watch the final AFCON.

Recall that Wigwe had died in a chopper crash in the United States and was confirmed on Saturday.

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However, Obi said the incident had affected him because the deceased was his friend.

Posting on X, Obi wrote: “My beloved Super Eagles,

“As you step onto the field of play for the epoch-making AFCON finals today, I want to join our teeming compatriots to express my deepest support and commitment to you.

“It is with a heavy heart that I inform you that I will not be physically present in the stadium to support you.

“The devastating news of the death of my dear friend, and one of our country’s outstanding entrepreneurs, Herbert Wigwe, CEO of Access Holdings, along with his wife and son, and another friend, former Group Managing Director of Nigeria Exchange Group PLC, Abimbola Ogunbanjo’s passing has left me deeply saddened and affected.

“In the light of this tragedy, I’ve had to make a difficult decision to cancel my plans to be present physically at the match venue as a mark of respect to these great souls who made immense contributions to the development of our country particularly in education and youth empowerment through jobs.”


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