Immediate past governor of Delta State, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan has expressed deep sadness over the death of the former chairman of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih.
The ex-governor said the late former Minister of Works was like a father figure to him, describing him as one of Nigeria’s greatest nationalists.
Uduaghan, in a statement by his media assistant, Monoyo Edon, said he is pained the news of the passing on of Chief Anenih, noting that the pool of the nation’s “committed nationalist leaders is depleting.
“Chief Anenih was like a father-figure to me privately and on my political sojourn. He gave me the privilege of his listening ears in troubled and in good times.
“I shall forever cherish the very good memories we shared together. He was my run-to adviser who threw his doors open to me, even at short notice. I generously tapped from his wealth of experience and I am the better for it today.
“His death may be painful, but I thank God for the selfless life he lived and the legacies, worth emulating by all patriots, that he left behind. I pray that the Almighty God grant his soul eternal rest and the Anenih’s family the fortitude to bear irreparable loss.”