Bayelsa State Governor, Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson, has
said Nigeria lost a political colossus in the late Chief Tony Anenih.
Governor Dickson, in a statement on Sunday by his Special Adviser
on Public Affairs, Mr. Daniel Alabrah, said he received the news of
Chief Anenih’s passing with shock.
He described Anenih as an astute politician and elder statesman
whose vacuum will be difficult to fill.
The governor, who is also chairman of the South-South Governors
Forum, said the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the South-South
geo-political zone and the entire country will miss Anenih for his
selfless contributions to the growth of PDP, development of the
region and Nigeria in general.
Chief Anenih will be remembered for his immense contribution to
the growth of PDP, development of the South-South region and
Nigeria in general. Mr. Fix It, as he was fondly called, was a
political icon, a nationalist and a great leader of men. He was a
political colossus. His passing has created a huge vacuum in our
political landscape that will be difficult to fill,” he said.
The Bayelsa helmsman, while commiserating with the immediate
and political family of the former Minister of Works, said the late
octogenarian politician offered meritorious service to the country
that they should be proud of. He prayed God for the repose of Anenih’s soul.