A former Minister of Works and Housing and one of Peoples Democratic Party’s (PDP) founding fathers, Chief Anthony Anenih has died.
According to family sources, Chief Anenih died on Sunday evening at the Cedar Crest Hospital in Abuja the nation’s capital, where he was said to be receiving treatment for an undisclosed ailment.
He died at the age of 85.
Anenih was a former police officer who served the first governor-general of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, as an orderly.
Born in Uzenema-Arue In Uromi, of Edo State, he was state chairman of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) between 1981 and 1983, helping Samuel Ogbemudia’s election as the governor of the then Bendel State.
He was also the National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in 1993 when Chief MKO Abiola ran for president as the party’s flagbearer.
The PDP chieftain played a major role in the election of former President Olusegun Obasanjo, and later became the chairman of the party’s board of trustees.