Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo State on Tuesday declared a three-day mourning period in honour of late elder statesman, Chief Tony Anenih. According to NAN, Obaseki announced the mourning period after his visit to the family residence of the late political icon in Abuja.
He said the mourning period would take effect from Wednesday, Oct. 31 till Friday, Nov. 2. The Governor, who had expressed deep sadness over the passing of the former Minister of Works and Housing and the Iyasele of Esan land, said the mourning period was a mark of honour for Anenih.
Obaseki also expressed the state government’s resolve to give the late consummate statesman, a political icon with an outstanding career, who believed in a prosperous Edo, a state burial, during which flags would be flown at half-mast in the state. The Governor was received by the late politician’s eldest son, Tony Anenih Jnr, in the company of a former Vice President, Namadi Sambo, and other members of the family and friends.