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Wednesday, May 29, 2024


Papa had a befitting life, and today we gave him a decent burial.

I am grateful to God for his grace through this mourning period, as no time is ever the best to lose a loved one. We thank all our friends, colleagues, and associates who joined us through this time. Particularly, I want to appreciate His Excellency, President Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu GCFR, who was represented by His Excellency the Vice President, Kashim Shettima GCON, for joining us in paying a deserving last respect to our Father. I thank the Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu, for his presence; my brother Governors who came around, serving and former members of the National Assembly; former Governors; and all Ndi Anambra who joined us in this moment of grief.

I do not esteem their presence and contributions lightly. We will continue to live out the legacies my father has left behind. Even as I continue to pray that we all will experience the bliss of an old, fulfilled life,.

God bless you all immensely.

CC. Soludo CFR

Compliance with the Anambra State Burial Laws of 2019: Anambra State Governor Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo CFR buries his his his his father, the late Pa Simeon Soludo (Akukananwa),,,, at his country home, Isuofia,,,, in the the the the Aguata local government area.

In attendance were diverse political stalwarts, national and Religious leaders amongst whom were the Nigeria’s Vice President, Alhaji Kashim Shettima, Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Agbetikun, Benjamin Kalu, Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Somtochukwu Udeze, Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu, Governor of Enugu State, Dr. Peter Mbah, former Governor of Anambra State, Mr. Peter Obi, Senator Tony Nwoye, Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, Governor Alex Otti of Abia state, Deputy Governors of Delta, Oyo and Ebonyi states, Archbishop Alexander Ibezim, Bishop Paulinus Ezeokafor, Bishop Moses Ezedebego, Bishop Owen Nwokolo.

Others include the President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, Senator representing Anambra Central at the National Assembly, Senator Victor Umeh, and Senator Rochas Okorocha. Members of the the the the Anambra State Executive Council, friends,,,, and the people of goodwill.

Meanwhile the Anambra State Deputy Governor Dr. Onyekachukwu Ibezim on behalf of the state Governor Prof. Soludo, the bereaved, welcomed all eminent persons that came to the state for the funeral rites of late Pa Simeon Nwankwo Soludo who died at the age of 92 and was survived by children, numerous grand children and great grand children.

Adieu Akudinanwa

-Nwamah Chioma JP
Office of the Deputy Governor



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