Anthony Anenih, Nigerian politician, Died at 82

Anthony Akhakon “Tony” Anenih was born on August 4, 1933, in Uzenema-Arue in Uromi and died on May 4, 2016.

He was a Nigerian politician.

In 1999, he served Minister of Works and Housing.

Anthony joined the Nigeria police force in Benin City, in 1951.

Whilst working at home, he received his secondary school qualifications.

Anthony Anenih 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.

Anthony Anenih served as a police orderly to the first Governor General of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe.

Anthony Anenih worked as an instructor in various police colleges, and in 1975 was assigned to the Administrative Staff College (ASCON), Lagos.

Anthony Anenih retired from the police as a Commissioner of police.

Anenih 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.

But, the governorship was cut short by the military takeover of December 1983.

Anthony Anenih was National Chairman of the Social Democratic Party from 1992 and 1993, when he assisted in the election Chief M. K. O. Abiola as president.

Anthony Anenih was a member of the Constitutional Conference in 1994.

He was a member of the PDM until early April 2002, when he transferred to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

He was said to have masterminded the 26 April 2002 declaration of President Obasanjo at the International Conference center Abuja.

Anthony Anenih was deputy national coordinator of Olusegun Obasanjo’s campaign Organisation in the 1999 and 2003 elections.

Anthony Anenih passed away at 82 yrs old.