The National Chairman of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, has declared that the party will immortalise the late Tony Anenih.
Secondus, who led members of the PDP National Working Committee (NWC) to the residence of Anenih in Abuja, disclosed that Anenih mentored alot of leaders in the country today, adding that the late political leader is not just an elder Statesman but “a fountain and wisdom who we run to to get wisdom and advise.”
He added that Anenih’s name “cannot be erased from the historical books of Nigeria. When historians write about Nigeria all through the republics, Tony Anenih’s name will be there.”
Secondus, who said that there are no words to describe “our great father and leader who among others founded the PDP. He worked tirelessly from 1999 to 2015, he worked hard to groom the PDP.”
He recalled how the Anenih located and setup the PDP presidential campaign office popularly called Legacy House, where he “did all the work to return Olusegun Obasanjo, late Umaru Musa Yar’Adua and Goodluck Jonathan.”
He said, “We applied all the strategy and advise and as you can see in the process governors came back to the party. National Assembly members all defected to the party. This was as a result of advise he gave and as children we took them and today PDP has become the party of choice for all Nigerians.
“We had wished that God can spare him to enjoy the fruits of his labour, not by any other means but to see the party return to power. We will never forget all the works of Anenih to the PDP.”
He assured the family that the party will always be with them, saying they want to be party of the planning of the burial.
“He has given so much to the party. We want to participate fully at this point in time. The governors will also do their part and we will give him a befitting burial.”
Responding Anenih’s son, Tony, who received the delegation thanked the party leadership, noting that their father was a dedicated party man.