He stood firm with his principal even when things were not rosy.
Under the rain and sun, his loyalty to Chukwuma Soludo was never questioned.
I remember vividly when his boss was disqualified by APGA in 2013 from running for the governorship.
The man never abandoned his boss to join the winning camp, as other opportunists would have done.
His life was just a model of loyalty.
Just a few weeks ago, he was appointed as the Managing Director of the Anambra State Signage and Advertising Board as a way of reward for his long-standing loyalty to his boss, the governor.
Alas! Death did not allow him to enjoy the fruits of his hard work, having waited for a moment like this for a long time, as the award-winning media practitioner succumbed to cardiac arrest this morning in Awka at the age of 62 years.
A reminder that nothing is guaranteed in this life.
No wonder the scripture said, “Teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.”
May the soul of Chief Joe Anatune rest in peace.