A former Chairman, Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party, Chief Tony Anenih, has reportedly died at the age of 85.
It was gathered that Anenih died at a private hospital in Abuja on Sunday.
The Edo state government has released a statement condoling with the Anenih family over the death of the veteran politician.
Godwin Obaseki, Edo governor, said Anenih made immense contributions to the development of the state and the country, adding that his guidance will be missed as the 2019 election approaches.
Anenih resigned from active politics in 2016, saying “I am persuaded that I have no more ambition nor any point to prove in politics,” adding that he “shall, however, continue to avail the country of my experience, give suggestions and offer advice, as a statesman”.
He asked that Nigerians “support and pray that God will give President Muhammadu Buhari the wisdom and vision to steer this country away from recession to prosperity”.
In 2017, Anenih was bereaved twice. He lost one of his sons and his second wife who died aged 74 after a protracted illness.
The State Chairman of of the PDP, Chief Dan Orbih, said that the party would make its position on the matter known at the appropriate time.