The Vice Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the last election, Mr. Peter Obi, has mourned the death of Chief Victor Ikwuemesi, the Chairman of the defunct Sosoliso Airlines.
In a statement made available by Obi’s Media Office on Wednesday and signed by his Media Adviser, Mr. Valentine Obienyem, Obi said that Mr. Ikwuemesi remained one of the best exemplification of the industry and business acumen of the Igbo man in particular and Nigerians in general. “He went into the aviation industry at a difficult time and was already a household name before an incident some of us love to forget disrupted his operations,” Obi said.
Obi who remembered the healthy collaboration of the airline and the Government of Anambra State under his administration, described Chief Ikwuemesi as one of those understanding Anambrarians that granted his government generous discounts in their businesses that helped him to reduce the cost of governance by over 50%, which assisted the state under him to save excess money.
Based on the fact that the late Chief Ikwuemesi died of Coronavirus infection, Obi, while praying for the repose of his soul, encouraged Nigerians to keep to all recommended safety guides against the virus.