The former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief (Dr) Anthony Akhakon Anenih, CFR, the Iyasele of Esanland, who died on Sunday, October 28, 2018 in Abuja, was buried on Saturday, December 1, 2018, in his Mausoleum, at his country home in Uzenema-Arue, Uromi, Edo State.
President Muhammadu Buhari and Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State extolled the leadership qualities of late Chief Anthony Akhakon Anenih, eulogising him as an illustrious son of Nigeria and a politician of uncommon calibre.
Buhari, who was represented by the Minister of State for Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire, said this during a requiem mass held as part of the state burial in honour of the late politician at the University of Benin Sports Complex, in Benin City, Edo State capital.
The president said Anenih lived a great life of service, and became a bridge builder across the political divide.
He said, “Anenih is a patriotic Nigerian, who has an unequal commitment to the Nigerian project. He is a man that believes in the growth and development of the nation.