Former Chairman, Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Tony Anenih is alive, hale and hearty.
This was confirmed on Wednesday by Chief Anenih’s son as well as his political associates following rumour that he (Anenih) had passed on.
Anenih, who voluntarily resigned as Chairman of PDP Board of Trustees in 2015 sequel to the party’s dismal loss at the general election, was rumoured to have died of cancer in a London hospital.
However, Anenih’s Eugene, dismissed the rumour of his father’s death, stating that he (Anenih) is in the United Kingdom on a private visit.
Similarly, two of his political associates-Chief Dan Orbih, Chairman, Edo State chapter of PDP and a former youth leader of the party in the state, Vincent Akhere, faulted the claim, describing it as total fabrication and handiwork of mischief makers.
Also, the Media aide to Anenih, Mr. Sufuyan Ojeifo, said the PDP chieftain is hale and hearty.
Akhere, who confirmed that he spoke with Chief Anenih on phone on Wednesday morning, stated that he (Anenih) travelled to London on Tuesday and that he would be back in the country this weekend.
“I spoke with him on phone about 15 minutes ago. Chief is well, alive and kicking. We even joked over the matter. It is true that Chief had a surgery not too long ago, but is fine now,” Akhere declared.