Saraki, Ekweremadu, mourn late Anenih

Saraki, Ekweremadu, mourn late Anenih
October 28 21:54 2018

By Bologi M. Maikudi

Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, have expressed sadness over the death of a former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih.

The two National Assembly leaders said the elder statesman’s wise counsel will be sorely missed especially at a time the country is preparing for another crucial election.

Saraki, while reacting to Anenih’s death via his social media pages said: “Chief Tony Anenih was a consummate elder statesman who played several defining roles throughout Nigeria’s democracy. He will be remembered for his great patriotism and insight into national issues. He will be dearly missed. Rest in peace, Chief.”

Ekweremadu also expressed “deep grief” over the demise of Anenih, describing him as a pan-Nigerian and patriot who served the nation to the best of his ability.

On his Facebook page and Twitter handle, @iamekweremadu, he said: “Chief Anineh contributed so much to deepening our democracy and setting the nation on the path of progress at the end of many decades of military rule.

“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.”