An illustrious son of PDP and Uzenema-Arue, Uromi, Anthony Akhakon “Tony” Anenih, born August 4 1933 died in the early hours of today. He will be remembered for playing significant defining roles in Nigeria’s democracy.
He was easily connected with many of Nigerias most popular concerns and controversies.
In October 2009, a Senate Committee issued a report on their investigation into the use of more than N300 billion in the transport sector during the Obasanjo administration. The committee recommended prosecution of thirteen former Ministers, including Anenih, saying he had awarded contracts without budgetary provision. In November 2009, the Senate indefinitely shelved consideration of the report.
In October 2009, the Central Bank of Nigeria released a list of customers with major debt to five recently audited banks. It reported that, through Mettle Energy and Gas limited, Chief Tony Anenih and Osahon Asemota owed N2,065 million. Tony Anenih said he had nothing to do with Mettle Energy and Gas Limited, and said he had written to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) Chairman, Farida Waziri, urging the commission to investigate the matter.
May his good soul rest in peace.