Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has declares three days of mourning for the late elder statesman, Chief Anthony Anenih, who passed away on Sunday, October 28 at a private hospital in Abuja. Flags are also to fly at half-mast in honour of the late chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
The governor announced the mourning period after his visit to the family home of the political icon in Abuja. According to him, the morning period will be effective from Wednesday, October 31, till Friday, November 2.
Obaseki had expressed deep sadness over the passing of the former Minister of Works and Housing and also the Iyasele of Esanland. The governor who was received by the late politician’s eldest son, Tony Anenih Jnr, in the company of the former Vice President, Namadi Sambo and others, had ordered that flags should be flown at half-mast in honour of the national leader and formal Chairman, Board of Trustees of the PDP.
While commiserating with the family, the governor lamented that, “the whole of Edo State has suffered a huge loss with the death of Chief Anenih, the Iyasele of Esanland, who ranks as one of the most illustrious sons of the state. Mr. Anenih rose to the occasion when it mattered most, to defend the interest of Edo and her people.”
The governor added that he attracted development to the state and groomed several Edo sons and daughters who were now active players in the nation’s political space. The PDP in Edo State commended the governor for giving the illustrious son of the state a rare honour. “This recognition and honor by his Excellency Governor Godwin Obaseki is a breath of fresh air and a departure from the antagonistic, vitriolic and foul past that was unfortunately introduced to the politics of Edo state in the last 10 years.”