The family of the former Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tony Anenih, has announced Saturday,December 1th 2018, as the burial date for the late politician.
Anenih, who died on Sunday, October 28th 2018, in Abuja, will be buried in his Mausoleum, at his country home in Uzenema-Arue, Uromi, Edo State. A statement from his son, Tony Anenih, Jnr, reads in part
”The Anenih Family recognises and appreciates the expression of the commitment of Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State to accord Chief Anthony Akhakon Anenih a state burial as well as the involvement in the funeral, by the Governments of Akwa Ibom, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta and Rivers States. As a corollary, therefore, Tuesday, November 27, 2018, has been fixed for a Vigil Mass and a session of Tributes at the Ecumenical Centre, in Abuja, at 5:00 pm.
“This will be followed on Friday, November 30, 2018, at University of Benin Sports Complex, Ugbowo, Edo State by the ceremonies of lying-in-state from 1:00 pm, Requiem Mass at 4:00 pm while Tribute session starts at 5:00 pm. On Saturday, December 1, 2018, the body will leave for a Funeral Requiem at St. Anthony Catholic Cathedral, Uromi, at 12 noon, to be followed immediately by interment in the Mausoleum and Reception at Ahojie Stadium, Uromi.” the statement read