Former Minister of Works, Chief Tony Anenih, has emerged as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He was elected at a meeting of the board at the Presidential Villa which ended at about 12.45am on Tuesday.
Anenih was former Chairman of the party’s BoT until 2007.
Anenih told State House correspondents after the meeting that he was happy to be the chairman of the BoT, a position, which according to him is “the conscience of the party and comprises elders, men of integrity, honour and experience as members.”
“PDP is on the move again and cannot be stopped by any merger of political parties.”
He described the merger of opposition parties to form the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a “pack of weak blocks that cannot be used to construct an enduring edifice.”
In a congratulatory message by its National Publicity Secretary, Chief Olisa Metuh, the PDP expressed confidence that Anenih’s antecedents as a mobiliser and consensus builder over the years will contribute to the stability of the party.
“Chief Anenih’s tireless participation and critical role in the formation of the PDP places him in good stead to provide wise counsel and direct the influential Board of Trustees to follow the noble ideals of the founders of the party. His wealth of experience and acclaimed reputation as a democrat and consensus builder are assets that the party needs at this critical point in our democratic evolution,” the PDP said.
Source: Nigeria Trends