President Muhammadu Buhari has extended heartfelt condolences to the Anenih family on the death of its beloved patriarch and elder statesman, Chief Anthony Anenih.
Buhari, in a statement by the Special Adviser on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, also commiserated with the government and people of Edo State and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on the passing of their illustrious son and former Chairman, Board of Trustees.
As a frontline figure in the annals of our country’s political history, the President attested that Chief Anenih lived a life of service, as State Chairman of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN), National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), chieftain of the PDP, and a former Minister of Works.
He also affirmed that across the political spectrum of Nigeria, late Anenih was known for his strong views on issues pertaining to the unity and stability of the nation.
The President, therefore, prayed almighty God to grant Chief Anenih’s soul eternal rest and comfort all who mourned the octogenarian.
Anenih, 85, died at a private hospital in Abuja on Sunday.
The former Minister of Works and chieftain of the PDP, died in the evening at Cedarcrest Hospital, Abuja, where he was receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
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