The Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic party (PDP), South-South, Chief Dan Orbih has expressed regret over the passing of former Minister of Works, Chief Tony Anenih, better known as ‘Mr. fix it’.
Orbih said that his regret however is that Chief Anenih, did not live to witness how the reign of the self-acclaimed emperor in Nigerian politics, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole ended abruptly.
He said this while reacting to Edo State governorship election in which the Candidate of Peoples Democratic party (PDP), Governor Godwin Obaseki defeated his closest rival and Candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the election with 84,336 valid votes.
The PDP Chieftain, recalled how Chief Anenih, predicted Oshiomhole, former national Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) defeat in partisan politics years ago.
He said Anenih, one of the founding members of his PDP, died on October 18, 2018, advised him before he passed not to be worried about the insults Oshiomhole rained on him publicly and other prominent Citizens in Nigeria when the former labour Leader was governor of the State ahead of his defeat in the years ahead.
According to him “He (Anenih) kept telling me Dan, don’t worry by the time Oshiomhole is going to fall, a lot of people will not believe it, but I already see that he will not go too far.
“You were a strong associate of the late Chief Tony Anenih. What do you think would have been his thoughts on this election?
“We cannot actually talk about the rise and fall of Adams Oshiomhole in the politics of Edo State and of Nigeria without looking back at what the leader stood for in the politics of Edo State in particular.
“In the years of Oshiomhole’s governorship when he constantly rained abuses on him, he never, for one day, replied. He kept telling me Dan, don’t worry by the time Oshiomhole is going to fall, a lot of people will not believe it, but I already see that he will not go too far.
“My only regret is that he did not live to see the day we won back our state and I believe that he will be very pleased wherever he is seeing the party coming back to power.
“Today, while a lot of people are celebrating the victory I make bold to say that for the years that the party was in opposition there was a man who stood firm and with a strong belief that it was a question of time that the party would reclaim power in Edo State and that man was Chief Anenih”, he said.
Recall that elsewhile national Working Committee (NWC) APC led by Comrade Adams Oshiomhole had disqualified Obaseki over alleged discrepancies in his certificates having secured a clean bill of health by the Alumni (University of Ibadan).
The development which promoted him and his deputy, Hon. Philip Shaibu to defect from APC to APC to square off against his main contender in the poll, Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, former Secretary to Edo State Government.