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Governor Soludo’s father, Pa Simeon, dies at 92



Pa Simeon Soludo, father of governor of Anambra, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo has died at the age of 92.

Mr Chris Aburime, Press Secretary to Soludo, said this in a statement on Monday.

Aburime said the elder statesman popularly known as Ichie Akukananwa 1 of Isuofia in Aguata Local Governent Area died in the early hours of November 6.

He said Pa Soludo was survived by seven sons, eight daughters-in-law, 22 grand-children and six great-grandchildren.

He quoted the governor as saying that his late father lived a fulfilled life and died at the ripe age of 92.

The Press Secretary said further information would be communicated to the public in due course.

Meanwhile, President Bola Tinubu has sympathised with the former CBN governor.

Tinubu, in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, described late Pa Soludo as a dignified and charitable family man.

He said that the deceased lived a fruitful life that was exemplified in the achievements, personal quality, and sterling records of his son, Gov. Soludo.

“I pray the Almighty God grant your beloved father eternal rest. He lives through you still; in your sincerity, good works and deeds.”

The president encouraged the governor and the good people of Anambra to take solace in the excellent legacy of the departed nonagenarian.

Late Pa Soludo was 92 at the time of his passage into glory.

He is survived by seven sons; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has also commiserated with his Anambra counterpart on the death of his father.

Sanwo-Olu, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Gboyega Akosile, on Monday said that Pa Soludo lived a fulfilled life.

He urged Gov. Soludo, the deceased family, friends and associates, as well as indigenes of Umueze, Isuofia community and the people of Anambra to immortalise the good name of the late nonagenarian.

”On behalf of the good people of Lagos State and my adorable wife, Ibijoke, I sympathise with my colleague, Governor Charles Soludo, on the demise of his beloved father, Pa Simeon Nwankwo Soludo.

”I also send my heartfelt condolences to the entire Soludo family and the people of Anambra State over the death of the governor’s father.

”The elderly and wise counsel of Pa Soludo would be sorely missed, not only by his family but the entire people of Umueze, Isuofia community and the entire people of Anambra State.

”I pray God will grant Pa Simeon Nwankwo Soludo eternal rest and grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss,” he said.

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