Oshiomhole reacts to Tony Anenih’s death, reveals how PDP chieftain endorsed him as APC Chairman

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has reacted to the death of Tony Anenih, a former minister of Works.

Report of the death of Anenih, a founding father of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, resurfaced yesterday.

Reacting to Anenih’s passing, Oshiomhole described the PDP chieftain as “a political colossus.”

In a statement signed by his spokesman, Simon Ebegbulem, Oshiomhole recalled how he reconciled his difference with Anenih on a church altar.

He also recounted how Anenih endorsed his candidature for APC chairmanship.

The statement reads: “Politics may have separated us, but nothing affected our personal relationship.

“Whatever public disagreement we might have had, I am consoled that we both reconciled at the church altar after he announced his retirement from partisan politics.

“It is a measure of his generosity of spirit that when I announced my interest in the chairmanship of APC earlier this year, he wrote a letter of endorsement expressing absolute confidence in my ability to inspire APC to greater heights.

“His explicit support was not just in an objective appreciation of my ability but also in solidarity as fellow Edo man.

“We may have disagreed in terms of methodology, but there is no denying that deep in his heart was a commitment to see the progress of the nation at large and his native Edo in particular.”

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