Stephen Ukandu, Umuahia
Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, has condoled with his Anambra State counterpart, Professor Chukwuma Soludo, over the demise of his father, Pa Simon Soludo.
Otti said he received the news of the exit of the late nonagenarian with shock.
Pa Soludo, according to a statement by the Anambra State Governor’s Office, died in the early hours of Monday, November 6, 2023, at the age of 92.
Governor Otti, in a condolence message he personally signed, said he received the news of the death of the nonagenarian with sadness and prayed that God would grant his soul rest.
Below is a text of the message made available to Ikengaonline by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Kazie Uko:
“My dear brother, Governor Chukwuma Soludo.
“It is with a heavy heart that I reach out to you during this profoundly sorrowful time. I received the news of the passing of your father, Pa Simon Soludo with sadness and wish to commiserate with you.
“In this moment of grief, please know that my thoughts are with you. At 92, he lived a fulfilled life leaving very strong legacy in you, your siblings and other members of the family.
“My prayer is that God will accept his soul in repose.”