THE Image Manager of Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, and Leader of his Media Team, Mr. Joe Anatune during last year’s election is dead.
Mr. Anatune reportedly died on Saturday, few days after his 62nd birthday, and 12 days after he was given a government appointment.
It was gathered that the late Mr. Anatune died of Cardiac arrest.
He was appointed on April 19, 2022 as the MD/CEO of Anambra State Signage and Advertising Agency by Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo.
Meanwhile, Soludo has confirmed the death of Mr. Anatune, expressing shock and disbelief over the news.
Mr. Christian Aburime, Chief Press Secretary to Soludo in a press release said the governor received the news of Mr. Joe Anatune’s sudden death with deep pains and shock.
He said: “Soludo described Joe Anatune as one of the foremost Apostles of the Soludo project with an uncommon strength and courage to deliver on any given assignment.
“He stated further that Joe’s personal sacrifices during his electioneering 0 were not only exceptional but highly commendable.
“He spearheaded the Soludo Promoters Forum (SPF) and for two years used the platform to engage the professionals into mainstream politics. The ppgovernment and the good people of Anambra State will sorely miss Joe Anatune,” Aburime said.
He added that Governor Soludo has since commiserated with Anatune’s wife, Mrs. Ify Anatune and children, the Anatune family and Awa community over the sudden loss of their illustrious son.”
BY SUNNY A. DAVID