Mr Joe Anatune, image manager of Anambra State
Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, and leader of his
media team during last year’s election, has been
Anatune reportedly died on Saturday, few days after
his 62nd birthday, and a little over a week after he
bagged a government appointment, after tirelessly
working for Soludo’s victory last year.
He was recently appointed on April 19, 2022, as the
MD/CEO of Anambra State Signage and Advertising
Agency by Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo.
Meanwhile, Prof Soludo has confirmed the death of
Anatune, while also 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
“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,” Aburime said.
He added that Governor Soludo had since
commiserated with Anatune’s wife, Mrs Ify Anatune
and children, the Anatune family and Awa
community over the sudden loss of their illustrious