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‘Mr Fix It’, Anenih, Quits Politics, Says No More Point to Prove


Former Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Board of Trustees, and Edo State born politician, Chief Tony Anenih, has retirement from partisan politics.
Anenih disclosed this Saturday at the launch of his book, My Life and Nigerian Politics, in Abuja.
In the same breath, former President Goodluck Jonathan pleaded with him not to quit so soon.
Jonathan said been a repository of political history of the country, Nigerians would miss greatly if he retired.
According to Anenih “I am persuaded that I have no more ambition nor any point to prove in politics.
“I am, therefore, glad to declare that, from today, I shall be withdrawing from active partisan politics.
“I shall, however, continue to avail the country of my experience, give suggestions and offer advice, as a statesman,” he said.
The former Minister of Works and Housing also called on Nigerians irrespective of party affiliation, to support President Muhammadu Buhari in moving the nation forward.
Anenih added, “I must not end this statement of gratitude without acknowledging the fact that our country is going through difficult times. It is a national predicament which we must confront in unity, irrespective of our partisan commitments, whether PDP, APC, AD or Labour.
“I, therefore, want to urge all Nigerians to persevere and hope for a better tomorrow. We must support and pray that God will give President Muhammadu Buhari the wisdom and vision to steer this country away from recession to prosperity.”
However, former President ‎Goodluck Jonathan appealed to Chief Anenih to rescind his decision.
Jonathan, who was among distinguished personalities that attended the book presentation, said Anenih’s experience in security and politics would be wasted if he makes good his decision to quit politics at this time.

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