PDP, Ekweremadu, Atiku, Bukola, Others Mourn Anenih
By Ehi Ekhator
The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP has expressed sadness over the death of a former Board of Trustees of the party, Chief Tony Anenih.
Mr. Fix it as it is fondly called died on Sunday, according to his son, Ose Anenih who spoke with NAIJA CENTER NEWS.
The PDP in a statement on Sunday said the death had robbed the party and the nation of “an experienced man whose love for the country was beyond description”
The statement was issued by the National Chairman of the party, Prince Uche Secondus.
He said, “His death came to me as a rude shock. Though he was advanced in age, as human beings, we wanted him to be around us for a longer period.
“This is because we loved him. He was a nationalist who wanted the best for the country. We would miss him. We pray to God almighty to grant him eternal peace.”
Anenih Will Be Missed – Ekweremadu
The Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu described Anenih as a pan-Nigerian and a patriot who served the nation to the best of his ability.
In a post shared both on his Facebook and Twitter handle, Ekweremadu said “He was a humble leader, fine public administrator, political kingmaker, a colossus, master strategist, and a political oracle who was very vast in political engineering.
“Iyasele was a courageous man, and a man of few words, who meant whatever he said and said only what he meant. He will be sorely missed.”
Anenih will be remembered – Saraki
The Senate President Bukola Saraki in his own condolence message, expressed grief over the death of the former Chairman of the Board of Trustee, adding that he would be missed.
He wrote, “Chief Tony Anenih was a consummate leader statesman who played several defining roles throughout Nigeria’s democracy. He will be remembered for his great patriotism. And his insight into national issues. He will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, Chief.”
Anenih’s death is a sad news – Atiku
A former Vice President of Nigeria now the Presidential Candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar said the death of Tony Anenih was a sad one.
“The passing away of Chief Tony Anenih, one of the founding fathers and elder statesmen of Peoples Democratic Party is a sad news to me and everyone who had a close and personal relationship with him. I pray for strength and comfort for his family. May God grant his soul a peaceful repose.” He said on his Facebook page.
The Executive Governor of Gombe State, Alhaji Hassan Ibrahim Dankwambo described the former BoT Chairman as a “true humanist, an Elder Statesman, and a great leader”.
He said “I am deeply saddened by the death of Chief Anthony Anenih – a true humanist, an Elder Statesman, a great leader and believer in one United Nigeria. His many contributions to the governance issues in Nigeria will forever be remembered. My condolences to the family. ”
A former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode described Iyasele of Esanland as a nationalist and a kindhearted elder statesman.
“Chief Tony Anenih was a great patriot, a nationalist and a warm and kindhearted elder statesman. He was an insightful, courageous and dogged fighter for justice and liberty. He was an inspiration and a source of strength and hope to us all. Rest in peace great son of Nigeria.” He tweeted on his page.
Meanwhile, friends, families and political associates have flocked his Abuja residence located at Sunrise Hill, Asokoro, Abuja opposite the Mogadishu Barracks to commiserate with the families of the demised Minister of Works, Chief Tony Anenih.