Reports say Chief Tony Anenih, a former Board of Trustees (BoT) chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), is dead, after a losing the battle with cancer.
Chief Anenih, 82, slumped on Sunday while having his breakfast at his Durham Broadway private London house after being recently discharged from the hospital.
The veteran politician had suffered a stroke last month and he had to be rushed to West Brompton Hospital.
Anthony Akhakon Anenih was born in Uzenema-Arue in Uromi on 4 August 1933.
In 1951 he joined the Nigeria police force in Benin City. Working at home, he obtained secondary school qualifications. He 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.
He served as a police orderly to the first Governor General of Nigeria, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. He worked as an instructor in various police colleges, and in 1975 was assigned to the Administrative Staff College (ASCON), Lagos. He retired from the police as a Commissioner of police
He retired from the police as a Commissioner of police before going into politics. He was the minister of works and housing in 1999 before becoming the Chairman of the PDP Board of Trustees.
He was married to Josephine Anenih