Anenih retires from politics, urges support for Buhari

Chidi Samuel

Chief Tony Anenih, the former minister of works and housing under Ex president Olusegun Obasanjo’s government and former chairman Board of Trustee of the Peoples Democratic Party has announced his retirement from partisan politics. The strong man of Edo Politics disclosed this during the launch of his book titled, ‘My Life and Nigerian Politics’ in Abuja on Saturday.

Speaking at the event, the veteran politician said, “I am persuaded that I have no more ambition nor any point to prove in politics. I am, therefore, glad to declare that, from today, I shall be withdrawing from active partisan politics. I shall, however, continue to avail the country of my experience, give suggestions and offer advice, as a statesman.”

Chief Anenih therefore used the Opportunity to enjoin all Nigerians irrespective of party affiliation, to support President Muhammadu Buhari as he grapples with the challenges of governing the country.

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“I must not end this statement of gratitude without acknowledging the fact that our country is going through difficult times. It is a national predicament which we must confront in unity, irrespective of our partisan commitments, whether PDP, APC, AD or Labour,” he said.

“I, therefore, want to urge all Nigerians to persevere and hope for a better tomorrow. We must support and pray that God will give President Muhammadu Buhari the wisdom and vision to steer this country away from recession to prosperity.”