Chief Tony Anenih, a former Minister of Works and chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is dead.
The former Minister of Works celebrated his 85th birthday on Saturday, August 4, 2018, where he complained about his health
saying, t’he celebration is necessary over my health, current state of mind, with the
unfortunate recent losses that befell my family in quick succession”.
Late Anenih was born in Uzenema-Arue in Uromi 85 years ago. In 1951, he joined the
Nigeria police force in Benin City. Working at home, he obtained secondary school
qualifications. He attended the police college in Ikeja, and was selected for further training in the Bramshill Police College, Basingstoke, England in 1966 and the International Police Academy,Washington DC in 1970. He served as a police orderly to the first Governor General of Nigeria, Dr.Nnamdi Azikiwe. He worked as an instructor in various police colleges, and in 1975 was
assigned to the Administrative Staff College (ASCON), Lagos.
He retired from the police as a
Commissioner of police.
He was State Chairman of the National Party of Nigeria (NPN) between 1981 and 1983, helping Dr. Samuel Ogbemudia become elected as civilian Governor of
Bendel State. However, the Governor short was cut short by the military takeover of
December 1983. He was National Chairman of the (SDP) Social Democratic Party from 1992
and 1993, when he assisted in the election Chief M. K. O. Abiola as president.
He was a member of the Constitution Conference in 1994. Anenih was a member of the PDM until early April 2002, when he transferred to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Anenih was said to have
masterminded the 26 April 2002 declaration of President Obasanjo at the International
Conference center Abuja.
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