Mr Joe Anatune, a strong ally of Governor Charles Soludo of Anambra State, is dead.
Anatune, who managed the media campaign of Soludo in the buildup to the election, died 11 days after he was appointed MD/CEO of Anambra State Signage and Advertising Agency.
Anatune died on Saturday at age of 62.
In a statement, Mr Christian Aburime, his Chief Press Secretary, issued on his behalf on Sunday, Soludo expressed shock and disbelief over the incident.
“Joe Anatune was 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 campaign 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 government and the good people of Anambra State will sorely miss Joe Anatune,” the statement read.
It said Soludo has since commiserated with Anatune’s wife, children, the Anatune family and Awa community over the sudden loss.